When Daisy the dachshund bounds along the shoreline, she often picks up a stick or a dead fish to gnaw on.
But going walkies the other day, she briefly found herself in doggie heaven … when she was confronted by a bone as big as herself.
However, this was no meaty treat – just a prehistoric prize. For Daisy had discovered a fossilised mammoth bone up to two million years old.
Unable to dig it up, she waited for owner Dennis Smith to arrive – and he was stunned to see the 13in, 8lb thigh section sticking out of the sand.