Fire by hand drill

Fire by hand drill

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Badger bones

I came across this poor old fellow in a local wood. His bones had been picked clean but were still fresh or green. The bones especially the front leg bones are very stout and dense from digging. There was even some fur nearby. No skull was present. It was probably carried off by a fox

The marrow was still tinged pink and smelt fresh.

These types of bones can be used for all sorts from needles to fish gorges to awls. Use it green as when it is too old it is too brittle.

I am not sure what killed this badger but I hope it was old age.
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