Newspaper Daily Mail On September 13, John Hamilton said he had the most memorable hunting trip of his life after catching a “monster” crocodile nearly 4m long, then discovered in its belly full of precious artifacts. price, including part of a Native American spear dating from around 6,000 BC.
“What an impressive hunt,” Hamilton excitedly shared on Facebook on September 6.
But that’s not all.
An antiquities expert said the crocodile’s belly also contained a mysterious fishing tool called a plumb, dating back to 1700 BC. Red River Processing, the company responsible for dissecting the crocodile, said it “created the shock of the year”.
The crocodile is nearly 4 m long and weighs 340 kg. Photo: John Hamilton
James Starnes, an official with the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, who examined photographs of the antiquities, revealed that one of them dates back to between 5,000 and 6,000 BC.
According to Mr. Starnes, although the object looks like an arrowhead, it is actually the tip of a primitive weapon. It has the effect of increasing the speed of a spear after it is launched.
The second artifact discovered in the crocodile’s belly was identified by Mr. Starnes as a “plum” dating from 1,700 BC. The use of this iron object has not been determined.
Red Antler Processing says they recently started dissecting crocodiles to see what’s in their stomachs. The trend started in April after a butcher in South Carolina dissected a 201kg alligator and discovered unexpected objects, such as dog nameplates, bullet casings and spark plugs. ignition, tortoise shell and lynx’s claws.
An employee of the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and National Parks said that hard objects help alligators digest food.