Prehistoric fossil bones found in Tennessee backyard

Published on July 6th, 2010 | by Admin

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An Tennessee man’s pool installation was interupted by the discovery of trilophodon fossil in his backyard.

“My wife called and said, ‘You’re not going to believe it… They found a dinosaur,” Leyden told Memphis’ WMC-TV.

In fact, while digging 8 feet beneath Leyden’s Brighton, Tenn., backyard on June 30, contractors discovered the bones of a prehistoric mammal, possibly a trilophodon, part of the mastodon family. Mastodons are extinct relatives of today’s elephants.

Leyden said he was shocked to learn that fossils, which one expert says could be anywhere from 30,000 years old to 2 million years old, were buried on his property.

“I grew up in New Jersey. I might find a body, but not a prehistoric animal,” Leyden told the Commercial Appeal.

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