Michigan Man Discovers Mastodon Skeleton while digging in neighbor’s backyard

January 13, 2015 11:40 AM

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Michigan Man Discovers Mastodon Skeleton while digging in neighbor’s backyard

Contractor Daniel Lapoint Jr. found Mastodon Skeleton while digging in his neighbor's yard with an excavator. A gray, curved formation appeared out of the dirt and after some inspection, Lapoint and his neighbor Eric Witzke discovered the skeleton of a massive sized animal.

They thought the skeleton to be dinosaur bones. However, experts from the University of Michigan identified it as the skeleton of a mastodon. These Ice Age beasts are ancestors of elephants and weigh up to five tons. Both Lapoint and Eric Witzke said the discovery was totally unexpected and they wer...

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