We were in the hemlock stand on the far side of Spatterdock pond where the ground rolls with pits and mounds. We had to walk a balance beam formed by another fallen tree (and not fall into the puddles and muck) to get to the root mass to see the skull in the spot where it was discovered.
After extraction, I took this photo in my hand for scale:
OK, Nature Geeks…. What are your guesses?
(You can say anything… I don’t know the real answer. If I were out with kids, I KNOW what they would say: Dinosaur!)