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Shoot Me NowAnatomy

Published on Saturday, September 21, 2013 by

Do Ziva and Mike REALLY want to see all kinds of anatomy with day 21’s photo challenge?

You never know what you will find while urban exploring.  Old record albums.  Doll parts.  And mummified animals.

While taking this picture I was holding a dog back, causing constant movement of my arm.  This particular dog was struggling, as this dog thought the mummified creature looked like a tasty treat.  With one hand full of dog and another full of shaking camera, I had no way to shine a flashlight for the shot.  But I don’t think my Mummy really cared.

My daughter and I assumed this critter was a mummified squirrel.  However, if you look at mummified cats there are indeed similarities.  Perhaps this is a mummified dragon, as indicated by the flames you see shooting out of its mouth.

After seeing his mummified anatomy, what do you think he is?

mummified cat

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  • I think it’s a kitten. Squirrels have smaller heads and longer tails… Also, i think you’re just a little bit wrong in the head, which is why I love you. 😀

  • I can only hope it’s a cat.

  • I think it’s a jackalope.

  • It’s a Chupacabra!

  • I vote for dragon. What an awesome photo, though. Your urban exploring is definitely finding you some gems!

  • Y’know what is the toughest part of this challenge for me? Being polite when I comment. There are times, and this is a dandy example, when I want to just be honest and say what I’m thinking {you are one sick puppy} but I really do want to be kind {that’s the grossest thing I’ve seen in days} because you obviously worked really hard to find something appropriate for this prompt {I wonder what it would cost for an intervention?}.

    I think it’s a squirrel because the length of the tibias on the back legs is fairly long and a cat’s tibia is quite short. Nice find. 😉

    • Tami Von Zalez

      Aw, just let er rip Chery! hahaha

      • I did. Not with both barrels but enough to make a point (and hopefully get a laugh from Ms. K.)

        • Cheryl I blew coffee out of my nose reading this. You made my day!!!

          • Super! My work here is obviously done.

  • I think it’s horrible. That’s what I think it is. I can’t help thinking the tail is too short for a cat, though.

  • ReformingGeek

    I’m going with Agent54’s guess…..or a baby coyote. Um, it is a bit gross, though, but I give you high marks for using it for today’s prompt.

    Good photo, too!

  • Ron

    Amazing find, Katherine! And a great photo because it looks like something you would see in some old anatomy book.

    To me it looks like a squirrel, perhaps?


  • I have no idea what that could possibly be – and I don’t want to!!

    Great find, though!


  • Tami Von Zalez

    The Mr. and I think it is a mummified raccoon.

  • That’s an awesome pic. Disgusting and awesome. This is the 3rd blog in a row that I’ve visited today where I regret eating breakfast in front of the monitor.

  • Jackal

    Sinister and disturbing but brilliant!

  • Jay of The Depp Effect

    Looks like a monkey! I’m going to assume it’s not though, in which case my guess is .. um… um … I suppose I agree with ‘squirrel’!

  • mikewjattoomanymornings

    This is macabre, and beautiful and fascinating as a result. That critter looks like a raccoon to me because of the front “hands,” but it’s really hard to tell. It’s interesting how it’s fallen next to those books and periodicals.

    Great capture, Katherine. You have the most interesting places to explore, I swear.

  • It looks like a flattened ET. What other bodies are buried there?

  • Oh, ick..mummified anything is ick….Great idea for the prompt,,,sure… but ick.

  • I think cat. Gross, mummified cat. but cat.

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