Dog finds ancient mammoth tooth

mammoth tooth found by dog

A dog walk in Poland's Carpathian mountains produced a rare find. Mavrik, a collie dog, dug up an apparent bone, which turned out to be the tooth of a 200,000 year-old mammoth, an extinct type of elephant that would weigh some 6 tons.

Andrzej Sikorski, the dog owner, took the find home, noticed its ridges, and, following some research on the internet, concluded that it was a wooly mammoth's tooth. The Institute of Systematics and Evolution of Animals confirmed this discovery, carbon dating it to about 200,000 years ago.

Mavrik, the maverick dog! I hope that it got nice treats, if not a full understanding of the canine's mammoth find!