posted on Jun, 1 2005 @ 04:19 PM
It's almost certainly not a tooth.
In my opinion, it's not a crab claw either. I think what's throwing people off is the coloration, which is indeed very much like a blue crab. The
thing is, the hooks, the lack of serrated nodules, the root, all very abnormal for a crab claw. I grew up in the NE, and am very familiar with blue
crabs, and I'm almost positive this isn't a crab claw.
Now, I don't think it's a claw either, because it doesn't appear well suited for any sort of activity a creature would use its claws for. I've
never seen a claw like this on any living animal..nor have I seen anything like it in the fossil record... There are some similarities to other
fossils, but frankly, they're sporadic and mixed between species..this is a Frankenstein claw...
I think it's a hoax, and I'm pretty sure they fabricated the claw to use in this hoax. I think the claw is probably made of resin or epoxy putty,
I've sculpted many unusual alien shapes for use in modeling, and this thing is child's play in comparison.
The thing could have been sculpted in Greed Stuff and painted with acrylics, then finished with dull coat and a couple coats of magic floor wash on
That's my vote, because I've been studying animals my entire life, ever since I was a small boy, and I've never encountered anything similar...
The antelope horn is a possible match, but the coloration is completely off, and the spine pattern is not normal. The root looks right for an
antler..but that coloration is truly bizarre...
The saw fish is an unlikely match..it wouldn't attack a deer, it doesn't have coloration like you see in the photo, and as far as I know, there are
no saw fish in Scottish lochs.