IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR DISH SUBSCRIBERS – SERVICE INTERRUPTION – CLICK HERE

Bachelor party stumbles upon prehistoric fossil

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

ELEPHANT BUTTE, N.M. – Did a group of bachelor party buddies discover the remains of an ancient animal?

Antonio Gradillas and his friends were celebrating a bachelor party weekend when they made a prehistoric discovery.

“As we are cruising by we see a large tusk or what seems to be a large tusk coming out of the ground about a good three to four inches out,” Antonio Gradillas told KRQE.

Gradillas and his friends started digging and found the giant fossil of a tusk and skull at Elephant Butte Lake.

Paleontologists say it looks like the fossil of a Stegomastodon, a 9-foot tall, 13,000 pound, prehistoric elephant that roamed New Mexico several million years ago.

The area has been blocked off so paleontologists can work to excavate the fossil.

Source: KRQE

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 85,260 other followers