Sunday, October 05, 2008

Possible mammoth fossil tooth found in Ike debris

Via Cryptomundo:
Dorothy Sisk and Jim Westgate discovered the fossil tooth in the front yard of Sisk’s home in Caplen, Texas, on the devastated Bolivar Peninsula. If the fossil is from a Columbian mammoth, then it is evidence of the species which was common in North America until around 10,000 years ago. It is expected to be sent to the Texas Memorial Museum in Austin.
Photo at the link.

1 comment:

  1. I heard about that one, and it's more true than the story about lions and tigers running loose in Galveston. The real story there is a little quieter, tho just as crazy: a resident who didn't evacuate from Crystal Beach took shelter in the Baptist Church with his pet lion. (He ran an informal petting zoo.) When rescuers found them, they refused to enter the church, saying something to the effect of "that lion knows where he is on the food chain!"