A pair of antique poisonous arrows originally from a Maasi tribe in Kenya, Africa, may find a new home with the Museum of Anthropology at UBC.
That’s after a North Vancouver man turned them into police, not wanting to own what he considered to be weapons.
According to Corporal Richard de Jong with the North Vancouver RCMP, the senior received the arrows from his late father, who brought them back from Africa in the 1940s.
Police reached out to the museum, which will be examining the arrows to see if they might be interested in adding them to its archives.
And while de Jong says he’s sure there’s an intriguing story behind the 70 cm long arrows, the story remains as mysterious as the arrows themselves.