Alligators will eat just about anything, which is why most people avoid the reptiles at all cost. However, for a group of alligator hunters in Mississippi, not only did they avoid getting eaten by the massive alligator they caught, but they found some extremely rare items inside of the reptile as well. After bringing their catch to land, they discovered that the alligator had eaten two different Native American artifacts they believe to be 1,000 years old.
Normally, catching a 750 pound alligator would be a big deal for any alligator hunter, but for the group of four hunters in Mississippi, it was the tiny artifacts they found inside the reptile that had them most excited. After spending hours hauling the 13 foot alligator into their boat, the group took their catch to the Red Antler Processing in Yazoo City where they made the discovery. What they found was that at some point the gator had swallowed an atlatl and a plummet.
The ancient artifacts are believed to have originated in the Great Lakes region, according to Bro Bible. The group was stunned by the discovery as one of the items could be traced back all the way to 1700 BC. Hopefully the items weren’t too stale when the alligator first ate them.
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