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Story69

Hi - This was found today on a ranch - 6 ft underground - while excavating a space for a small lake. It was found by my sons' step-father so I don't have a lot of detail. Anybody have an educated opinion? Central Texas. Just south of Lampasas.

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Emthegem

Do you happen to have a ruler or something to tell the scale of the bone? Very interesting find though wow!

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Story69

it's about 25" long.

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Creek - Don

Looks bovis femur to me.  Certainly not a horse. @Harry Pristis may able to confirm. 

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Harry Pristis

For comparison:

 

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Story69

thank you guys!

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FossilizedJello

How heavy is it? That bone should be pretty darn heavy. Im leaning toward a modern cow or something.

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Story69

thanks. i'll update info. on tuesday.

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fossilus

 

This is my horse femur on the left, bison on the right. To me your looks like horse.

 

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Harry Pristis

A horse is a horse, of course, of course,
And no one can talk to a horse of course
That is, of course, unless the horse is the famous Mr. Ed.

Go right to the source and ask the horse
He'll give you the answer that you'll endorse.
He's always on a steady course.
Talk to Mr. Ed.

source: https://lyricsondemand.com/tvthemes/mredlyrics.html
 

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Creek - Don

Verified horse femur from SMU Paleontogist.  Forgot his name though. 

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garyc

Dang, @Harry Pristis! I’ll have one of whatever you’re having! 

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Harry Pristis
16 hours ago, garyc said:

Dang, @Harry Pristis! I’ll have one of whatever you’re having! 

 

That earworm entered my brain while I was reading this thread, so I thought I'd share it.  :thumbsu:

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garyc
17 hours ago, Harry Pristis said:

 

That earworm entered my brain while I was reading this thread, so I thought I'd share it.  :thumbsu:

Made me laugh!

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