News about weird and bizarre happenings from around the world.

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Mastodon fossil find in Colorado a jaw-dropper

The mastodon spent its days lumbering along the Front Range, chewing leaves. One day it died. During the course of thousands of years, sediment buried the beast.

Fast-forward to this summer, when along came Tyler Kellett and Jake Carstensen, 13-year-old best friends. As they played in their favorite stream behind Ken-Caryl Ranch's community pool, Jake picked up what he first thought was a rock.

It wasn't.

Read more here.

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