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Contents: Fossil oosiks of seal, walrus; Modern (white) oosiks of raccoon, badger, river otter, coyote, pine marten, red fox; Ode to an Oosik poem; Fossil Fox teeth
OOSIKS ( oosicks)
(Fossil & modern penis bones, baculum)
Yes, some animals do have a real bone as the sexual organ, such as seal, polar bear, raccoon, walrus, mink, coyote, beaver, river otter, badger and red fox! When they fossilize they are often used in carving knife handles. Large walrus oosiks are even made into cribbage boards!
This is an example of a particularly large walrus oosik owned by a pottery artist in North Carolina. This one is not fossilized - it is from a walrus hunted legally by Eskimo people and carved (in this case a face is carved in one end) so it can be sold outside of Alaska.
|SEE MORE WALRUS OOSIKS CARVED BY ESKIMO ARTISTS on the following link, alphabetically under Oosiks:|
|BELOW ARE MODERN OOSIKS FROM LEGAL HUNTING IN THE U.S. These are ways of using 100% of the animal in a useful manner as educational or collectible items.|
|MODERN BADGER OOSIK (baculum)|
#F671 Average 5"
$12.00 ea. (5 available)
|MODERN RIVER OTTER OOSIK (baculum)|
#F-672 Average 4"
$12.00 each SOLD OUT
|MODERN COYOTE OOSIK (baculum)|
#F-673 Average 3" (see the trough that runs down the center).
$15.00 ea. (16 available)
|MODERN MINK OOSIK (baculum)|
#F-675-A 2" long.
$12.00 ea. (22 available)
|MODERN PINE MARTEN OOSIK (baculum)|
#F-675-B Average 1-1/2" long.
$9.00 ea. (6 available)
|MODERN RED FOX OOSIK (baculum)|
#F675-C Average 2" long
$9.00 ea.(12 available)
|LINK to Modern Gator OOSIKS, near the bottom of Gators page 5:|
Ode to an Oosik
Strange things have been done in the Midnight Sun, and the story books are full..
But the strangest tale concerns the male magnificent walrus bull!
I Know it's rude, quite common and crude, perhaps it is grossly unkind;
But with first glance at least, this bewhiskered beast, is as ugly in front as behind.
Look once again, take a second look--then you'll see he's not ugly or vile--
There's a hint of a grin, in that blubbery chin, and the eyes have a sly secret smile.
How can this be, this clandestine glee that exudes from the walrus like music
He knows, there inside, beneath blubber and hide lies a splendid contrivance - the Oosik!
"Oosik" you say..and quite well you may, I'll explain if you keep it between us;
In the simplest truth, though rather uncouth, "Oosik" is, in fact, his penis!
Now the size alone of this walrus bone would indeed arouse envious thinking
It is also a fact, documented and backed, there is never a softening or shrinking.
This, then, is why the smile is so sly, the walrus is rightfully proud.
Though the climate is frigid, the walrus is rigid, pray why is not man so endowed?
Added to this, is a smile you might miss..though the bull is entitled to bow
The one to out-smile our bull by a mile is the satisfied walrus cow!
|LINK to ROMANIAN CAVE BEAR OOSIKS, near the bottom of Fossils page 2:|
FOSSIL FOX TEETH
(Alaska, minimum 10,000 years old)
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