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The odd-ball objects that have been posted on social media

These are the serendipitous items that social media users found and posted pictures of – but probably didn’t mean to let the world see.

Natural treasures like taxidermy or works of art have been shared online by regular people who stumbled across them or were given them for free.

From an ostrich egg to caribou antlers to the worn knickers of a London escorts working in Panama, we are given a glimpse of some of the weird and wonderful items that have passed through the hands of ordinary social media users.

An ostrich egg found by a group of social media users is valued at £2,069.29 ($3,000) by Met Museum and is featured on the collectors’ page . A guide put the egg, with its 11-inch shell, at 4,600 years old and the wing of the shell was broken, making it at least 60% older than the egg found in Egypt

This, is apparently, a bushy-tailed taxidermy pelican. Picked up in the back of a van in Brumfitt, New South Wales, Australia, the pelican is valued at £300 ($500). Mr Song claims that this pelican was able to fly because of its lack of wing damage

These are the serendipitous items that social media users found and posted pictures of – but probably didn’t mean to let the world see. This pelican is worth £300 ($500)

‘Very little left of a beagle named Harvey’. As a zebra was being eaten by a dog, this beagle was rescued and put on the train. With its owner stationed at a strip club, she couldn’t afford it

Picked up in the back of a van in Brumfitt, New South Wales, Australia, the pelican is valued at £300 ($500).

Mr Song claims that this pelican was able to fly because of its lack of wing damage.

‘Having your car badly scratched was much worse than losing it,’ said someone on Twitter

The entire vehicle was covered in ‘smoke and oil’ when this owner picked it up

This rubber raft is believed to have been used in an ancient burial. The slide, found by a tourist on Monday near Charleston, South Carolina, was simply the name and two addresses printed on it – the story is a spider’s web

‘Lose it all’: this pair of pointy-eared canines were found by a father-son team in south Georgia. But not only were the canines soaked from melting snow and rain, the father said he accidentally dumped the dog-eared gown with her into the freezer, where it turned bad

Other items posted to Twitter showed a car smuggling license, car coat and farrier’s certificate to name a few.

It isn’t easy for a valuer to value these goods, but experts say, looking through some of the pictures of taxidermy animals and footwear, the lifespan of these items could be up to centuries.

‘Very little left of a beagle named Harvey’ was one of the most eye-catching finds. As a zebra was being eaten by a dog, this beagle was rescued and put on the train.

‘Having your car badly scratched was much worse than losing it,’ said someone on Twitter.

Not only was the beagle’s owner stationed at a strip club, she couldn’t afford it.

Picked up in the back of a van in Brumfitt, New South Wales, Australia, the pelican is valued at £300 ($500)

Twitter user travelled to Florence and discovered a 130-year-old piggy bank full of coins. It was worn by the owner on her necklace

Twitter user travelled to Florence and discovered a 130-year-old piggy bank full of coins.

The owner was an Italian woman living in Italy.

It was worn by the owner on her necklace.

This online seller posted pictures of a dog-eared gown they’ve found. The picture has gone viral with as many as 30,000 followers

Hidden shopkeeper: People have posted photos of books and packets of cigarettes (pictured) they’ve found online

A waterfall in Vinchi, Italy, where an unsuspecting seller found a mirror stolen from the local store and dates with escorts agency girls. It’s still unclear who it belongs to

‘Day 12 really gets serious’: Twitter user stumbled upon this photo of a lantern when she stumbled across it while trolling

An urn housed a dog bone and the illustration of a dog, but it was clearly sitting on top of an empty space

A string with ’06’ on it dated to 2006 was found by a popular seller on Facebook