that A 6-year-old boy discovered a mastodon age – A prehistoric mammal of the mammoth family – in a garden United State (see video above).
Julian Gagnon, a resident of the US state of Michigan, found the fossilized teeth of an animal in Dinosaur Hill Nature ReserveAnd A nature reserve in the country known for hosting similar discoveries.
The young explorer was walking in the park with his family when he came across what At first he thought it was a big stone.
Reclaiming mastodons, a species belonging to the mammoth family – Photo: Dantheman9758 / Creative Commons
Upon closer examination, he realized that this stone was not very popular and researchers in The University of Michigan confirmed that the object found was very rare.
Gagnon even said, in an NBC interview, that the discovery made him decide what career he wanted to pursue in the future.
“I really wanted to become an archaeologist, but I think that was a sign that I was going to be a paleontologist,” the youngster told American TV.
A mastodon tooth was found in Michigan by a 6-year-old boy – Image: Procreation/NBC
a The piece will be donated to the museum of paleontology at the University of Michigan.
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