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Footprints show humans hunted huge sloths during the Ice Age



With their lethal claws and muscle, the herbivores would have been formidable victim, states David Bustos, a biologist with the National Park Service at White Sands National Monument in New Mexico.In April 2017, researchers stumbled throughout more than 100 tracks in White Sands. "Reynolds, Bustos and their associates reconstructed the chase: Humans stalked a sloth, or several sloths, which the hunters surrounded in the open. At seven locations, a sloth reared up on its hind legs-- towering over the human beings-- to fend off an attack.

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