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GEHFileBot
01-20-2007, 04:11 PM
This is a discussion thread for the following file:<br><br><b><a href=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/dlfile23729/Buffalo-Skull.htm>Buffalo Skull</a></b><br><br>A buffalo or cow skull in the desert in Mali.<br><br><img src=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/images/new/080505/459594skull.jpg>

MGCrooks
01-20-2007, 04:57 PM
This is a discussion thread for the following file:<br><br><b><a href=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/dlfile23729/Buffalo-Skull.htm>Buffalo Skull</a></b><br><br>A buffalo or cow skull in the desert in Mali.<br><br><img src=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/images/new/080505/459594skull.jpg>
Considering that it has been found in a miniscule 45 by 70 metre high-resolution swath in the middle of a large low-resolution area, this is a good find. The measurements of the skull seem to match that it probably is from some form of cattle. I can not verify if Buffalo or Water Buffalo are native to the Republic of Mali, but I believe Water Buffalo to be.

lookyhere
01-20-2007, 07:00 PM
How in h#ll do you find a buffalo skull in the middle of the desert on planet earth. I just can't figure it out!

gunsgt1863
01-20-2007, 07:20 PM
Very cool!
There's also what could be other bleached bones scattered around.

:givebeer:

Felippo
01-25-2007, 08:39 PM
Considering that it has been found in a miniscule 45 by 70 metre high-resolution swath in the middle of a large low-resolution area, this is a good find. The measurements of the skull seem to match that it probably is from some form of cattle. I can not verify if Buffalo or Water Buffalo are native to the Republic of Mali, but I believe Water Buffalo to be.

Yes, I think you are right with the cattle. I find the horns in the two pics look similar to those in the GE-picture, and I read that they have 6,735,000 cattle in Mali, which increases the statistic probability on cattle.

Cattles in Mali

http://www.new-agri.co.uk/image/00/6/fo08.jpg

http://www.usaid.gov/our_work/cross-cutting_programs/private_voluntary_cooperation/images/coops_malicows.jpg


Thank you all for your reply.

Cheers

Felippo :givebeer:

Dweller_Benthos
01-26-2007, 07:17 PM
That has to be part of the megaflyover, though not all of the pictures are marked, turn on the national geographic content (under featured content) and there is a marker almost due west that talks about erosion due to overgrazing by cattle. If you zoom in on the one that mentions seeing cattle by a water hole, they look like the same animal that the skull belongs to. There is a string of high res photos that pretty much follows the river for quite a distance, at near-regular intervals.

D_B