Prehistoric fossil bones found in Tennessee backyard
Published on July 6th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks1
“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.
“I grew up in New Jersey. I might find a body, but not a prehistoric animal,” Leyden told the Commercial Appeal.