Recently, a man living in the state of Mississippi (USA) was stunned after discovering a valuable antique item inside the stomach of a 13ft (nearly 4m) long alligator that he caught on the beach. River.
John Hamilton said he caught the 340kg crocodile while fishing in the river near his home. As soon as he caught the animal, he intended to cut open the animal’s belly to cut it up and bring it home to eat.
Group image of John Hamilton next to the crocodile
As reported by the Mississippi Clarion Ledger (MCL), John Hamilton brought the alligator to Shane Smith’s Red Velvet Meat Processing plant in Yazoo City.
However, as soon as the animal was dissected, the group found it a ‘broken arrowhead’ and ‘orb’ (a heavy teardrop-shaped object), according to historians, are two stones used by Native Americans for sacrificial rituals.
Sorry but the group didn’t take pictures of the antiques
John wrote on his Facebook page: “The Hunt of a Lifetime! I want to say thank you to my team Jordan Hackl, Todd Hollingsworth, Landon Hollingsworth and Drew Berryhill we had a hunt that both Life will never forget.”
Immediately, the group brought these objects to the city museum to sell.
James Starnes, director of surface geology for the Mississippi Geological Survey, said the stone could be dated to 5000-6000 BC, while the arrowhead dates to around 1700 BC.