Grade-school student finds sabre-tooth tiger skull

Published on February 7th, 2011 | by Admin

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During a family trip to Badland National Park, second-grade student Kylie Ferguson stumbled across a the skull of a sabre-tooth cat.

hey told us to go exploring. Most of the kids went up the hill and said, ‘Oh who can get up there first?’ Me and my sister, we actually went and looked around and I saw something that looked different from the rest of the rock,” she said.

The Fergusons said that as paleontologists excavated the fossil, excitement grew. The skull, protected by limestone for millions of years, is museum quality and nearly complete.

Experts say it belongs to a 133kg predator that prowled the earth 33 million years ago.

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Story: Newscore | Photo: News Limited

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