Friday, December 23, 2005

Mad-as-hell Mammoths!

"About 20,000 years ago, two bull mammoths in a hormonal rage clashed and locked their tusks in what turned out to be a battle to the death on the high plains of northwest Nebraska.No one knows how long the beasts fought.

It may have been hours — or days. Most likely they were fighting over a female.What is known is that each mammoth was about the same size. Each had a long and short tusk. During the fight, one suffered a deep shoulder gash. The other lost an eye. And one may have died first, leaving the other trying to free itself from an elephant-size corpse.

He never did."

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