November 13, 2006

What IS That????

We went to Bubba and Windy's house on Saturday to hang out, and while we were there Ben helped Bubba with some remodeling. It is always fun for me and Windy to listen to the conversations between Bubba and Ben because we hear things like, "Fool, take that nail out of that beam before I put a nail in your eye." Or "I pity the fool who don't drink his milk before working." Anyway, they are very animated and Mr. T'ish while working. On Saturday their conversations were humorous, but at one point we just heard laughing and "You get it out!" "No, man! It's an alligator. I'm telling you it's an alligator." "It's not an alligator. Go look again." "Let's get Caci in here, she's the doctor type, nothing grosses her out." So at this point I was very interested in what the conversation was about. I walked into the front room where they were tearing the ceiling away. Ben said, "Climb up that ladder and see what's in the attic." Hmm....that doesn't sound good. Bubba shined his flashlight up there and all I saw was sharp teeth and the skull of some unknown animal staring at me! AHHHHHH! Bubba had pulled away the sheetrock and there it was staring him in the face! We couldn't figure out what animal was, although these are some theories we came up with:
1. Squirrel that got in the attic somehow and died on rat poison.
2. Really big rat that died on rat poison.
3. Cole says the teeth look like a dinosaur's teeth, so he wonders how a dinosaur got in their attic!
4. Pet lizard of some sort that the previous owners owned. It got out of its cage one day, and they never found it again! YIKES!
5. R.O.U.S---although I don't believe they really exist. Why? No one's ever seen one.
Although, Michael.....it very well could be the skeleton of the man that Wes says lives in the attic!
But, extra points go to anyone who can give this skeleton skin and hair or feathers or whatever you think it should have to make it look real and alive.

9 comments:

Michael said...

I can tell you that it's not a squirrel, rat, mouse, opossum, dog, cat, iguana, gila monster, crocodile, alligator, bear, or mongoose.

I think it's Chupacabra. You're lucky it died before it sucked all your blood.

Seriously, without a size to go by for comparison and with an odd angle on the skull, I can't say for sure, but it looks a lot like the teeth of a raccoon. Note that the lower fang sits forward of the upper and the smaller rodent like teeth in the front. Google a raccoon skull and see if it is a match.

Melissa said...

I'm with Michael....that ain't no squirrel!

I'll do some research and get back to you.

Melissa said...

I don't think it is a racoon. I think it is the skull of a dog. Go google for yourself.

Caci said...

I thought it looked a bit like a dog too at one point, Lissa. We didn't even think about raccoon. Seriously, it is CRAZY!

Caci said...

I googled a raccoon skull and the teeth are very similar. Interesting thought, Michael.

Michael said...

I disagree with dog because of the fangs, Mel. The upper fang would be forward of the lower in a dog's skull.

Wonderful Windy said...

Well I guess I have sat back long enough and let you all come up with all sorts of hair brained ideas on what this animal could be. Well Mystery solved. I was thinking and we sometimes have holes and tunnels in our front yard so all I could think of was a MOLE. Look it up!!! What do I win???

Melissa said...

just wondering if you fell off the face of the earth.

Melissa said...

seriously? we need some new material!