The Tree Roots Woolly Mammoth

Tree Root Woolly Mammoth
@Plethos (10406)
United States
March 8, 2018 12:23am CST
Today I went driving around the agricultural fields just to get out of the house for a bit and to see what nature and the local environment had to offer. I went driving down a back road on the west side of my town and came upon this pair of prehistorical looking clump of uprooted eucalyptus trees. My very first thought was, "(From certain angles) It sorta looks like a frozen fossil of a woolly mammoth." The oddly misshapen roots made it look like frozen fur that got knotted up and got caught in a Medusa like hair style. It looks like it was pulled out of the ground to fix the road it was on. I could tell it hasn't been laying there that long as there was still a lot of dirt hanging on the roots and the ground around was still soft and even. So I took some pictures of it and other various objects and landscape around me, all the while wishing I had a better camera to take photos with. There were also some vultures flying above, another reason as to why I wish a better camera. So does it look like a woolly mammoth to you ? Photograph- Taken/Owned by me, Plethos
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@sharon6345 (135183)
• United States
8 Mar
What ever it looks like. Reminds me to run if I were there.
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@Plethos (10406)
• United States
8 Mar
lol, maybe its a nice creature.
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@sharon6345 (135183)
• United States
8 Mar
@Plethos well it looks like it's resting waiting for an easy bite.
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@Plethos (10406)
• United States
8 Mar
@sharon6345 - i think its just resting, grazing, doing what ever an extinct species does nowadays.
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@crossbones27 (20780)
• Redlands, California
8 Mar
Pretty cool, thanks for sharing. I so miss outside the city world like when I was 11 and would wonder the woods. So neat to see things that are indeed a mystery and draw your own conclusions like you did here.
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@Plethos (10406)
• United States
8 Mar
my imagination keeps me company. its a better conversationalist than real people.
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• Redlands, California
8 Mar
@Plethos Amen my brother.
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@Plethos (10406)
• United States
8 Mar
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8 Mar
Maybe it's a woolly mammoth pretending to be an uprooted tree. As soon as you had driven off he went gallivanting around the fields again.
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@Plethos (10406)
• United States
8 Mar
around here, i wouldnt be surprised if it did gallop about.
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@LadyDuck (170492)
• Switzerland
8 Mar
Yes, the shapes reminds a mammoth.
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@Plethos (10406)
• United States
8 Mar
or an oversized rat
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@LadyDuck (170492)
• Switzerland
8 Mar
@Plethos Or a close up of the back of a camel.
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@Plethos (10406)
• United States
8 Mar
@LadyDuck - lol, that actually never occurred to me. it shouldve, seeing that im in the lower desert of california.
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@JudyEv (130093)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Mar
Ummm, not a lot! I can't get past wondering if there is good timber hidden behind the mammoth. I'm a bit into collecting firewood at the moment.
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@Plethos (10406)
• United States
8 Mar
just about two or so feet of above ground stump still on the other side.
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@JudyEv (130093)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Mar
@Plethos We've managed to get enough for at least next winter so we're pretty pleased.
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@Icydoll (23350)
• India
8 Mar
Yeah it's looking like mammoth
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@Plethos (10406)
• United States
8 Mar
i wonder what itll look like when more dirt falls off over time.
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@RasmaSandra (19042)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
8 Mar
Interesting photo. Actually to me it looks like a woolly mammoth on a bad hair day
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@Plethos (10406)
• United States
8 Mar
well, its been years since its seen a hair stylist
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@elanalove (661)
8 Mar
Older trees has a giant long roots...
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@Plethos (10406)
• United States
8 Mar
im guessing this one was taken out because its roots were probably affecting the cement lined canals around it.
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@DaddyEvil (25688)
• Aurora, Missouri
20 Mar
Sure, if I squint really hard, I can see the carcass of a woolly mammoth, Plethos... I kinda get the feeling you were drinking either before you went driving or maybe as you were driving Uhhh... my phone has a better camera than most cameras! (grinning at you)
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@Plethos (10406)
• United States
21 Mar
@DaddyEvil - surpriingly, no. it even amazed me!
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@DaddyEvil (25688)
• Aurora, Missouri
22 Mar
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@miketagz (7494)
• Philippines
8 Mar
Someone lived there. It's a dwarf. Old people says.
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@Plethos (10406)
• United States
8 Mar
the cookie making keebler elves?
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@miketagz (7494)
• Philippines
8 Mar
@Plethos Some sort of. I don't know why they are afraid but seems like if someone destroy their territory then one day will curse you.
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@Plethos (10406)
• United States
8 Mar
@miketagz - the damage the trees roots were doing to the canal lining was a bigger danger than keeping the tree. Im sure another will be planted near by in the future.
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@DianneN (81921)
• United States
8 Mar
It does look like a wooly mammoth or a giant mouse! The soil looks so rich, too.
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@Plethos (10406)
• United States
8 Mar
The soil is very rich. Lots of food grown here to feed the world.
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@DianneN (81921)
• United States
9 Mar
@Plethos That's awesome!!!
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@Namelesss (1494)
• United States
16 Mar
Actually it does look like a Woolly Mammoth. You may want a better camera but that picture is rather stunning in clarity..
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@Plethos (10406)
• United States
19 Mar
thats what i would like, a better camera, i think im beyond my point and shoot camera. im really getting interested in those mirrorless cameras coming out now. too bad they cost a lot of money.
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@PainsOnSlate (20410)
• Canada
14 Mar
Yes it does and that must have been a huge tree at one time...
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@Plethos (10406)
• United States
14 Mar
yes, im assuming around 50 feet. maybe 60? it was a full mature tree.
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@mom210 (6779)
• Atlanta, Georgia
11 Mar
I think a great horror film could be made about it.
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@Plethos (10406)
• United States
12 Mar
hmm, true, it does sorta look like something in a nightmare. or a tim burton cartoon.
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• United States
9 Mar
yea kinda.pretty cool.
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@Plethos (10406)
• United States
10 Mar
it is a lot more when you can use your imagination to give it more depth than what is truly there.
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@Kandae11 (40217)
9 Mar
If I am not mistaken , I see two small objects which appear to be horns protruding from the lower section of that wooly mammoth.
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@Plethos (10406)
• United States
10 Mar
to me, i see ribs. this is waht is great about objects in nature, everyone sees something different, even though its just one object, it has many characteristics.