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Trying to identify this antler/tusk/claw???

Discussion in 'Lifesize Mammals' started by thellamattina, Sep 8, 2016.

  1. thellamattina

    thellamattina New Member

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    Hey guys, I have this... well... I don't know what it is! Not sure if its a claw, an antler, or a type of goat/ram horn.
    Any ideas? Its pretty large, and decent girth. Picture with hand just for size comparison.

    Thanks in advance!

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  2. Meathooks

    Meathooks Member

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    Based on looks alone, and without further knowledge I think it looks like a tooth for a hippopotamus. I am not an expert, just a casual observer, but that's my take.
     

  3. thellamattina

    thellamattina New Member

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    Thanks for the quick answer. After googling images of hippo teeth I think you may be correct!
    It looks almost exactly the same. So this would be made of ivory then correct?
     
  4. ivory yes. harder than elephant ivory
     
  5. Randy

    Randy Huntin Chamios on Mount Cook, New Zealand

    Hippo for sure.
     
  6. ya looking at pics and Hippo makes sense.