She said that she read about me in the Telegraph Magazine in February, and she wanted to give some skulls to me. She only knew the village where I lived, so she had driven up from England and asked at my old primary school in my village, who phoned my home, and luckily my dad was in and invited her over.
Mrs. Ford was a amazing lady, she has lives all over the world and she is almost 80 years old and was keen on dermistid beetles. She knew a lot about plants and fungi. She had dinner at ours and stayed the night and left to drive homein the morning. We have swapped a lot of of letters because she does not have an E-mail address.
She brought me a lot of interesting things like a mummified squirrel, some bird heads, a glass tank, the fox skull, and other things but this was the one I cleaned up first. It was from a fox that had died near her house. Miss Ford had taken the head off, skinned it then left it wrapped in kitchen roll. It had been like this for about 20 years.
It was almost unrecognisable while the tissue paper was on.
I glued all the the teeth in order on a bit of paper when it was cleaned.
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