If a saber tooth tiger was as depicted, then those fangs hung out pretty far away from its body.
That means that 3/4 of its tooth was dry…all day long. That’s so awkward. Imagine if two of your teeth are dry all day long.
If I was a saber-tooth tiger, I would probably be licking up the shaft of them constantly. The wooly mammoths would hear me coming – the licking sounds would give me away.