The dog named Scout carefully watched what looked like a stone in the yard. It was found that the object was part of the tooth of a extinct wool mammoth. ( Pixabay )
Dog owner in Langley, Washington, claims that his puppy has unearthed a magic tooth leaving 13,000 years in the family yard.
A piece of prehistoric history
Kirk Latsevell said that a few months ago, he noticed his puppy called Scouting, paying attention to something in the yard. He said he noticed that the dog was with what looks like a stone.
"I noticed I was carrying something in my mouth," said Latsevel. "On the second day, it made me think that this is strange. I wonder what's going on with this. I wonder what's special about that rock?"
It turned out that the object is not just a rock. It was actually part of prehistoric history. After contacting experts at the University of Washington, Lacevel discovered that the building was part of a tooth on a magic mammoth.
Wolverine mammoths are extinct relatives of today's elephants who lived during the last ice age.
Paleontologists who examined the images sent by Lacethevel said that the tooth could be as old as 13,000 years ago.
Greatly found a dog
While it is not unusual to find such a thing in western Washington, it's definitely a great discovery for Lacewell's dog. He said he plans to keep the tooth as a family tradition and that scouts might find more hidden precious stones.
Woolen mammoths lost
Several theories are trying to explain why woolen mammoths were erased from the planet. It is believed that ancient animals died when the weather got hotter and the change in food supplies.
Early humans could also contribute to their extinction, as ancient people infiltrated their habitats and hunted for their flesh, bones and skins.
Some scientists believe that the return of the woolen mammoth by using the arrangement of the CRISPR gene. The idea is that the resurrection of the extinct animal can help to mitigate climate change.
Researchers say the reintroduction of woolen mammoths or animals similar to them in the tundra can help revive old pastures, which can slow ice defrosting and prevent the release of greenhouse gases that heat the planets.
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