Fisherman Scoops Up Mammoth Tooth
Posted: February 25, 2013 | By: Marc Lallanilla [Life's Little Mysteries]Mike Anderson has fished some strange things out of the waters near Rye, N.H. But his latest catch may land in a museum.
The haul? The tooth of a long-extinct mammoth.
The shrimp and scallop fisherman says he has pulled up "whale vertebrae, porpoise skulls, an old fuel tank that he thought was a treasure chest, and even the body of a drowned kayaker," SeacoastOnline.com reports.
But last week, while dredging for scallops, he and his crew noticed something odd among the rocks and scallops: a six-inch-long, triangular, grooved object that he identified immediately as a tooth.
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