Re: more on aquatic elephants

Bill Burnett (
Mon, 13 Nov 1995 15:22:53

In article <487b4c$> writes:
>Subject: Re: more on aquatic elephants
>Date: 13 Nov 1995 11:45:16 GMT

> (Bill Burnett) wrote:

>>An interesting concept. Perhaps that explains why all those mammoths in
>>pictures have curly horns... (to stop them poking each others eyes out.)

>Not horns dude, tusks. And tusks are features that only show up in
>elephants, aquatics and swamp-dwellers......

Tusk tusk, silly me. :-)
Yes, I found mine a major inconvenience so had those particular throwbacks to
my aquatic ancestors removed.
And I think you forgot some notable members of the pig family, like warthogs
and wild boars. Aren't those tusks too? (I'm prepared to be wrong.) Of course
pigs do love to wallow...