This single naturally air dried English Carrion Crow skull is ready for further preparation, cleaning, whitening or painting as required. It will have a great number of uses in craft, esoteric or design projects or jewellery making.
These items are aquired from the wild and may have slight faults such as cracks or marks. The lower jaw/beak is often detached from the main skull but easily fixed with a spot of glue. It is not broken but is a result of the de-fleshing process.
My photos are stock illustrations and each skull may vary slightly in colour and size although most are about 2 1/2. to 3 1/2 inches long.
REVIEW: "Very fast delivery so I can't crow about that, the only trouble I had with it was were can I put it to show it off because I have so much I would like to put it on prominent display to show how great it is."
ALL ITEMS FOR SALE ARE SOURCED LEGALLY IN ACCORDANCE WITH NATURAL ENGLAND LICENCES AND WITHIN THE WILDLIFE AND COUNTRYSIDE ACT. THEY HAVE NOT BEEN OBTAINED SPECIFICALLY FOR THE PURPOSE OF RESALE BUT ARE THE BY PRODUCTS OF GAME KEEPING AND GAME DEALING OR HAVE BEEN FOUND NATURALLY DECEASED IN THE WILD.
I will include a few Carrion Crow feathers with each order
• Crows have been used for the purpose of divination since the time of ancient Rome.
• Finding a dead crow on the road is good luck.
• Crows in a church yard are bad luck.
• A single crow over a house meant bad news, and often foretold a death within. "A crow on the thatch, soon death lifts the latch."
• It was unlucky in Wales to have a crow cross your path. However, if two crows crossed your path, the luck was reversed. "Two crows I see, good luck to me" .
• In New England, however, to see two crows flying together from the left was bad luck.
• When crows were quiet during their midsummer's molt, some European peasants believed that it was because they were preparing to go to the Devil to pay tribute with their black feathers.
• Often, two crows would be released together during a wedding celebration. If the two flew away together, the couple could look forward to a long life together. If the pair separated, the couple might expect to be soon parted.
• In Somerset (West Country of England) locals used to carry an onion with them for protection from magpies or crows.
• The French had a saying that evil priests became crows, and bad nuns became magpies.
• The Greeks said "Go to the Crows" the same way we would say "Go to Hell."
• The Romans used the expression "To pierce a Crow's eye" in relation to something that was almost impossible to do.
• An Irish expression, "You'll follow the Crows for it" meant that a person would miss something after it was gone.
• The expression, "I have a bone to pick with you" used to be " I have a crow to pick with you".