I believe this skull once belonged to a fox. Why it is hanging from a branch is a good question. I found it at eye-level as I was hiking through the woods. Don't know if it was a coincidence or not, but I had also discovered a dead red fox less than 100 yards away. They are beautiful animals that I'd much rather photograph while they are alive.
Found this little disturbing piece while hiking today. Best I can tell it used to belong to a deer though I would appreciate hearing other possible alternatives. It had quite the set of chompers.I don't mind if my skull ends up on a shelf as long as it's got my name on it.