A comment I think may be bogus: (woai.com) “The first round of DNA tests on the Elmendorf beast came back inconclusive because the animal had been dead for too long.”
Okay, to test the Elmendorf beast, biologists dug up bone fragments. If being dead for a long time messes up DNA tests, how is it possible to test animal DNA from around the time of the supposed birth of Jesus Christ and the murder of Julius Caesar?
“The seven bone deposits of mules eaten and buried inside cleaning pots and storage jars by the Qumran community in the 1st century BCE will undergo DNA testing this week.” – rnews
It may just be a matter of how much money you want to spend to find and examine the DNA.