Many people view the grinning skull as an unpleasant reminder of their mortality,

But to house wrens an  empty cranium is just another homesite with a domed ceiling.

In 1888, a Kentucky doctor reported that a skull he had saved as a souvenir of medical school and hung on his back porch had been remodeled by wrens. It was still occupied in 1945when his son moved the skull to his garage in Indiana, where it was promptly re-rented.  Home is where the heart is, even if it’s a transplant.  

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