An ancient mastodon tooth went on something of an adventure over the weekend when it was first found on a beach in California and then vanished before being discovered once again. The strange saga reportedly began last Friday afternoon in the coastal community of Rio Del Mar when a woman walking along beach stumbled upon the foot-long specimen. Thinking that it was merely a peculiar piece of driftwood, she snapped some photos of the odd object and later posted the pictures on social media. The images quickly caught the attention of the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History's paleontology collections advisor Wayne Thompson, who identified it as a mastodon tooth.
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