Man finds 6-foot mammoth tusk on Alaska beach

A man recently found a six-foot tusk from a wooly mammoth while walking along an Alaskan beach.

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Raymond Hunt, 27, saw only a few inches of what looked like a black pipe sticking out of the sand in Shaktoolik when he realized it was a tusk, likely from a woolly mammoth, KTUU reported.

"It's the first time I found one," Hunt told KTUU. "I've got the tusk fever!"

Hunt plans to sell the tusk, which is estimated to be worth about $5,000, to pay for winter fuel, food and snow-machine parts, KTUU reported.

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