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'Morning Edition' Returns: Saber-Tooth Skull Snagged

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'Morning Edition' Returns: Saber-Tooth Skull Snagged

'Morning Edition' Returns: Saber-Tooth Skull Snagged

'Morning Edition' Returns: Saber-Tooth Skull Snagged

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A New York collector has bought at auction the skull of a saber-tooth tiger that scientists say belongs in a museum. Trapped in the La Brea tar pits 16,000 years ago, the prehistoric creature was discovered in the 1960s on private property just outside the protected pits.