Strange ”egg” found at Bonza Bay, East London

Leigh-Ann Kretzmann (Reserve Manager Nahoon Point NR), brought a strange egg shaped object to the museum to be identified. See pics below. Examining the egg and consulting with museum conservator, Deon Smit, it was concluded that the ‘pottered’ egg was made from an artificial material (possibly ceramic) and may have been used in a bird breeding programme to encourage egg-laying.  Measurements will reveal if it is similiar in size to that of an emu.

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