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Bone found in Washington State creek

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Zenmaster6

I found this bone in a ditch with no teeth marks or chewing on it. 
Obviously I believe this is modern as it still smelled of death and decay (I ran it under soap and boiling water and then rubbed it with sanitizer. and even then I don't touch it without a napkin)

I was curious if my hypothesis was correct about this being a deer femur bone?
I wasn't sure because I'm no bone expert but maybe someone here knows, all I know is we have deer, bears, cougars and possibly elk or moose but that would be rare.

This was found in a creek by Murdock beach Washington State on the Olympic Peninsula (temperate rain forest conditions near large ocean.)

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Osteobyte

This looks good for deer. It is a humerus, missing the unfused proximal humeral head.

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Rockwood
1 hour ago, Osteobyte said:

This looks good for deer.

The deer might not have seen it that way. ;)

I agree completely with the ID. 

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Zenmaster6
On ‎5‎/‎1‎/‎2019 at 2:08 PM, Osteobyte said:

This looks good for deer. It is a humerus, missing the unfused proximal humeral head.

Thank you for your knowledge. What a let down. I was told by someone it was a cougar humerus.

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fossilus

A cougar numerous has an epicondicular foramen, a hole that would be near the right end of all your photos. 

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fossilus

Thanks Harry!  20190502_195112.thumb.jpg.852dc228da4d36647b0b83397e71c76a.jpgThis is a photo of a cougar humerus showing the EECF, just like Harry's mustelid humerus.  The 7-10 scale is in inches, the total length of the humerus is right at 9 inches.

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Zenmaster6

Thanks everyone. I'll probably ditch this if its a deer bone. Its smells rank anyways :sick:

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