Fisherman Scoops Up Mammoth Tooth

Author: 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,” 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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