Found in Michigan backyard: 42 mastodon bones

January 16, 2015 6:24 PM

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Found in Michigan backyard: 42 mastodon bones

Ancient mastodon vertebrae bones that Dan LaPoint unearthed excavating a pond on Eric Witzke's property outside Olivet, in Bellevue Township, Mich. (AP Photo/The State Journal, Rod Sanford)

Eric Witzke's home is in Bellevue Township, Michigan, but he is clearly not the first one to roam his yard. While he and neighbor Daniel LaPoint were excavating a backyard pond, they happened upon more than 40 mastodon bones, reports ABC News.

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