“A lobster fisherman believes he may have discovered a pair of mammoth tusks off the Kent coast.
The tusks were discovered by Barry Mount off Herne Bay, when an extremely low tide allowed him to walk 0.75 miles out to explore the seabed.
He said he believed the tusks once belonged to a mammoth. Professor Adrian Lister, palaeontology merit researcher at the Natural History Museum, said they were more likely to have come from an elephant. He described them as a “remarkable find”.
The tusks are now in the possession of Canterbury City Council which will run a series of tests to identify them. Mr Mount said he had not seen the tide out so far for 10 years and decided to investigate the seabed. “I looked up and saw this large tusk just sitting in front of me - I had to go over and there was another one, a pair,” he said” (read more).
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