Mammoth tooth found after hurricane Ike

CNN reports that the nasty hurricane Ike revealed a fossil. The fossil is believed to be from Columbian mammoth and it is one its teeth. The tooth had the size of a football so it wasn’t really hard to find.
The Columbian mammoth was 4 meters tall and about 10,000 kg. They went extinct about 12,500 years ago maybe because we humans hunted them down and/or climate change.
Weirdly enough the tooth was found in the garden of a paleontologist. Maybe it is a sign that we should take better care of our Earth? 😉