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11,000-Year-Old Mammoth Tooth Found on Course at Morrison Lake CC
by C&RB Staff (email@example.com)
A groundskeeper at a Morrison Lake Country Club in Saranac, Mich., found an 11,000-year-old-tooth from a mammoth while cutting weeds on the golf course, The Detroit News reports.
Scott Beld, a research specialist at the University of Michigan's Museum of Paleontology, tells the paper the tooth appears to be from a Columbian mammoth, which could grow as tall as 13 feet. The 10-pound tooth appears to be from a female adolescent, Beld added.
The owners of Morrison Lake said they were pleased by the rare find, but were keeping the exact location secret to keep people from tromping on the fairways.