CREATURE: THE WOOLY MAMMOTH

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One of the most iconic Ice Age creatures is the wooly mammoth. Thousands of years ago, this animal could be found in Europe, Siberia, and North America. This particular specimen was one of the many fossils I encountered during my visit to the La Brea Tar Pits. When it was alive, this animal weighed about seven and a half tons. The mammoth has been one of the favorite prey items of ancient man, which may have been one of the reasons for its extinction. However, ancient man, mere mortals, hunted mammoths with spears and other primitive weapons. If Vogan, a neohuman who wields power beyond reason, were to hunt a mammoth like the rest of his tribe, what methods would he utilize? That is a question I have been asking myself as I continue to write my third short story. Imagine if the most powerful neohuman ever to exist confronted seven and a half tons of muscle and rage. That would be a serious clash of the titans.

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One thought on “CREATURE: THE WOOLY MAMMOTH”

  1. Here in Orange County, NY – the other side of the USA – we lay claim to finding the first fossils of mastodons. Museum Village in Monroe, NY and Orange County College in Middletown, NY both have fine examples of skeletons on view.

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