What’s the alligator eating about 750 pounds? Well, it just wants almost everything, but objects found in this specific stomach defy chances and date back thousands of years. Shane Smith, Red Antler Processing’s owner in Yazoo, claimed he was looking through the contents of a 13-foot alligator weighing around 5-inch, which weighed 750 pounds and found two extraordinary things. One could not recognise, but the other plainly had a shattered arrowhead of stone.

He nearly didn’t let the news out, the find was so unexpected.

“I thought at first that ‘I’m not sharing it on Facebook,’ since nobody is going to believe it,” said Smith.

Then he was thinking secondly.
He said, “It’s too cool to not share it on Facebook.” “Probably never before has this happened. That’s what we have to post.”

Dog tags in an alligator’s stomach

The tale began in April when the South Carolina wild game processor reported opening a cobblestone stomach and discovering strange things. And Smith was sceptical, reading it.

“I was fascinated by the novelty of seeing an internet post about someone in a cockpit who finds dog tags,” Smith said. “I’m not one who trusts false news.”


Smith began to study the innards of the bigger alligators he processed in order to satisfy his interest. The first was Ty Powell of Columbia’s 13-foot, 2-inch, 787-pound gator.

“It was a bullet that we discovered in it, and the weapon was not fired at it,” stated Smith. “How it got in there, I don’t know.”

The second alligator, which he opened at Eagle Lake and was harvested, had much of the first item he accomplished, such as bones, hair, feathers and stones. Then he caught an eye for something else.

The two artefacts found in the Mississippi alligator’s stomach: the 6,000-BC atlatl dart point (top), and the black plummet stone from 1,700 BC (bottom).

A find like no other

“Everyone stood as I opened a present for Christmas,” stated Smith. “We put it in a container of some sort.

“I spotted a rock with a peculiar hue and looked across. It’s the file.”

Smith responded, “It was only unbelief. “He had no arrowhead, there’s just no way. Your initial thinking is that it was eaten (a Native American) or shot in the belly by (a Native American). “

Smith knew that wasn’t the case, though.

“My best theory is to have that indigenous point everywhere he gathered up those other pebbles. “We laughed and claimed that I’m likely the first person on Earth to take an arrowhead out of the gut of an alligator.”

Point dates back thousands of years

James Starnes, Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality Director of Surface Geology and Surface Mapping reviewed a picture of this issue. He thought approximately 5000-6000 BC. It was created. This is the second half of the early archaic and the first part of the mediaeval archaic (periods),” stated Starnes. “In calculating the time period, the way the basis is formed is really important.” The item isn’t an arrowhead, Starnes also remarked. It is an early weapon used to launch a spear using a second wooden component, a cup on one end, to improve its speed.

Starnes stated, “This is an atlatl dart point. “People believe that all heads are arrowheads, yet they (arrowheads) are the tiny points.”

As weird as the find, it would get weirder. The hefty, tear-shaped item was discovered by Smith about 11⁄2 inches long. Both John Hamilton of Raleigh and the hunter who was authorised to catch the alligator was contemporary — a lead weight used to fish.

Hamilton commented, “It is heavy as lead. “It seems like there are two holes, but they don’t pass it.

“It has a little hole on top and a larger hole. It’s going in and out, I think.” Hamilton looked for the thing online but did not identify it successfully.

“I discovered nothing of this form in fisheries,” said Hamilton. “I didn’t find anything.


What’s a plummet, and why would an alligator eat it?

Starnes claimed that it is known to have fallen, dating to around 1700 BC, in the Late Archaic Period. It’s made of hepatitis, an iron oxide commerce between early groups that glows when polished. Weight is taken into account. Starnes stated it is uncertain what the purpose was fulfilled by plummets.

“We truly don’t know what the plummets are used for,” stated Starnes. “They had some meaning, but we don’t have any notion. We can only conjecture.”

So, how did these old things come into the gut of the alligator? Ricky Flynt, the supervisor of the Mississippi Wildlife Department, Fisheries and Parks Alligator Program, described particularly hard items that help reptiles indigestion, generally stones.

‘Alligators are renowned for eating grit and pebbles to assist digestibly, like other creatures like as birds and reptiles,’ Flynt added. “We know the crocodiles and alligators.”

But alligators, such as chickens and ducks, vary from fowl. The gizzards and the grain and sand are kept in these animals to aid in grinding the seeds and grain they ingest. There are no gizzards at all and the stones go into the belly.

“They can’t digest the items they receive into their belly,” explained Flynt. “Sticks, wood. “I found a 15-inch long chunk of cypress in the stomach of an alligator.”


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