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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Mammoth Discovery

MOSCOW -- The remains of a 15,000-year-old mammoth have been discovered in central Russia, only to be quickly snatched up by local inhabitants, Russian television reported.

When a farmer in the lower Volga region of Saratov, which borders Ka- zakhstan, stumbled across unusually large bones Wednesday while digging 7 meters below ground, he was unsure what to make of them.

When a policeman assigned to guard the site abandoned his duties, locals quickly divided up the bones among themselves, the report said.