Fake First Mammoth Plot Foiled

Last Friday in a daring attempt to falsely claim the prize for the first mammoth of spring, a farmer attempted to pass off a one year old mammoth calf as a newborn. Considerable cruelty was involved as the calf, an unusually small female, had had her tusks shortened as well as her coat cut.  however this couldn’t fool count Geffrin’s expert assessors who examined the poor mammoth’s teeth and from these ascertained that she was a yearling.  Her owner, Guy Riche a wealthy farmer  from the Northern Mountain village of  Fatfield was arrested for fraud and the calf, christened Daffodil by the assessors removed along with her mother to a place of safety.  A spokesman for Count Geffrin described the incident as totally contrary to the spirit of the competition.

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