The Beagle in the UK has sniffed the bony leg of a wool rhinoceros that died 250 thousand years ago.
A four-year-old Crystal was trained to sniff the scapegoat and remnants of prehistoric creatures by the owner of the paleontologist Jamie Jordan, SWNS reports.
"The Beagle is well known for its sense of smell, and if they can be trained to sniff drugs, weapons and bombs, why not try the scam?" He said.
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Jordan, who manages the Fossils Galore Museum and Training Center in March, Cambridge, has learned Crystal to sniff her bones from the glacial period. "They have a very organic, very sharp and clay scent," he said.
Crystal's biggest find came in 2016 when she sniffed the woolly rhino leg bone, which was named "Stompy". Newly released images show the dog and its prehistoric prize. makes a discovery
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"If they are on the surface, it will sniff it and curse us, but if the bone underground, Crystal just digs down," Jordan told the SWNS.
Jordan was inspired by the innovative Victorian paleontologist Mary Anning, who hunted for scams with his dog tray on the southern coast of Great Britain, dubbed the "Jurassic Coast".
Anning's wonderful life is depicted in the upcoming film "Ammonite," in which Kate Winslet acts as a hunter on fossils. 10,000 years ago, according to the International Rhino Foundation. "Their scammers are quite common and have been discovered in Europe and Asia," he explains on his website. "Well-preserved remains were found frozen on ice and buried in oil-saturated soils."
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Other tremendous prehistoric discoveries were made in unlikely circumstances. In 2017, for example, a 10-year-old boy literally stumbled upon the millionth skeletal of Stegomastodon during hikes with his family in New Mexico.
Joseph Kolb contributed to this article.
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