Derfel Hughes found the horn of a now-extinct aurochs while walking his dog at storm hit Dinas Dinlle beach near Caernarfon
Evidence of the animals which roamed North Wales thousands of years
ago has been found by a man walking his dog on a storm-hit beach.
Derfel Hughes picked up what he thought was a piece of driftwood while walking his labrador Nedw at Dinas Dinlle near Caernarfon.
But further enquiries revealed he had in fact discovered the horn of
an aurochs, an extinct type of large wild cattle which died out in
Britain in the Bronze Age.
Mr Hughes, of Rhosisaf, said: “I went walking at Dinas Dinlle after
the big storms in February, and came across what I thought was a piece
of driftwood. When I looked closer, I thought it might be a tusk, like
one you would find on an elephant.” [...] dailypost.co.uk