Mother, Son Both Find Woolly Mammoth Tusks 22 Years Apart
Andrew Harrelson says his fossil weighs 162 pounds
By Newsy, a Newser Video Partner
Posted Aug 15, 2014 1:12 PM CDT

(Newser) – Like mother, like son: An Alaska man uncovered a woolly mammoth tusk 22 years after his mother found one in the very same location. According to the Alaska Dispatch, 25-year-old Andrew Harrelson was fishing with his fiancee and his two children near his home village of White Mountain Sunday when he spotted the massive 12-foot-long, 162-pound fossil covered by a stump in the water. And if that discovery itself wasn't cool enough, Harrelson spotted the tusk in the same part of the Fish River, just 10 feet from where his mother found a 79-pound tusk back in 1992.