Farmer Was Working His Field When He Noticed Something Strange. He Proceeds To Dig Up THIS

Farmers come across all sorts of strange and unusual things in their fields but what James Bristle found late last September was extra-ordinary and super special. He and a friend were digging in a soy field up in Lima Township, Michigan, when they stumbled across what they initially believed was a piece of debris. According to Bristle “We thought it was a bent fence post. It was covered in mud.” However, upon closer inspection they realized they were dealing with something much larger and harder to remove than a dinky old fence post.

After digging a little more the men realized that whatever they were unearthing was made not of wood, but of bone instead. It turned out that they had found the rib bones of a 10,000 year old woolly mammoth! Further digging led to the discovery of the giant animal’s skull, tusks, and vertebrae. The unexpected discovery was an extremely rare find and the remains were in pretty good condition considering the thousands of years they’d been buried there!

Soon after making the find a group of paleontologists from the University of Michigan were brought in to properly excavate the site. They carefully dug down and around the bones and raised them up with the help of heavy machinery. This video shows the enormous size and scale of both the bones and the dig site. It really puts the sheer size of what a woolly mammoth would have looked like 10,000 years ago, can you imagine a real life one of those beasts!?

According to Daniel Fisher, Director of the Museum of Paleontology at the University of Michigan, the mammoth “was an adult male, probably in its forties at the time of its death, probably lived between 10,000 and 15,000 years ago.” The team believes that humans killed the mammoth because stone tool fragments were found close by. After killing it, they likely stashed the remains in a pond, weighing it down with large stones. That way they could come back for the leftover meat later on without other animals stripping it bare.

From this point on the discovery will be known as the Bristle Mammoth, after James Bristle the farmer who discovered it. He has also donated the skeleton to the university which he describes as essentially the only “right thing to do.” To date some 10 or so other mammoths have been unearthed in Michigan alone, but none have been as in-tact or complete as the Bristle Mammoth. That fact alone makes it one of the most important and significant finds in the state’s history and soon you may just be able to see it up close and in person!

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He Thought His Hen Was Acting Strange With Her Eggs. But Wait Till You See Whats Hiding Under Her.

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It seemed like just another average day for one farmer as he made the rounds feeding and taking care of his animals. Little did he know how out of the norm it was about to be as went out to collect all of the eggs the chickens had laid. As he approached the small wooden hen house that kept his chickens safe and secure at night he noticed there was one lone hen still roosting in the corner of the coop.

The little bird was acting a bit strange, she would not move and was making some unusual noises. When the farmer gently picked her up to check her out, the reason for her odd behavior became immediately clear. Underneath the hen was a newborn baby kitten nestled up and sleeping soundly in a soft pile of straw and feathers!

The tiny calico kitten looked like it was just a few days old as its eyes had not yet opened. The poor baby must have been abandoned by its mother before the hen stepped in and took it in under her wings. By the time the farmer came around it seems like the hen had well and truly adopted the little ball of fur and was keeping the kitty safe and warm, as if it were her own baby chick. After the farmer moved the hen she immediately became nervous and anxious, all she wanted to do was get back to roosting atop her new baby and so the man stepped aside and let her do her thing. The kitten instinctively crawled back to the warn space underneath her and for the time being that was the best spot for all of them.

Many people have expressed concern for the little kitty and want to know if it survived after viewing this clip. A kitten that young needs to drink either its mother’s milk or a special formula every couple of hours or so, and while the hen kept it warm and safe, either another cat or a human needs to step in and help feed and care for it properly. There were no updates provided by the original poster and it’s not clear from the video, but one can assume the farmer did end up taking care of the kitten. That’s because it’s second nature for a farmer to bottle feed many different animals around the clock, especially newborns or sick ones, and to keep a close eye on all of them.

In addition, this cute little kitten will grow up to be a real asset for the farm. Not only will all of the hens and other animals be used to its presence, it will love and protect them in turn. Plus, the kitty will hunt mice and other dirty vermin, helping to keep the barn clean and food stocks safe. In the end, it’s in the farmer’s best interests to step in and help care for the kitten. Once this cat grows up it will return the favor to him ten-fold!

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