posted on Oct, 6 2012 @ 07:46 AM
I remember how, as children, my brother and I would dig in our backyard looking for dinosaur bones or pirates treasure. We never found anything, of
course, except an old cow's leg bone (which was immediately dubbed the bone of a T-Rex :@@
. I think most children have entertained similar hopes.
Well, according to this
article, one boy just made history by finding the
best preserved Wooly Mammoth. How awesome is that?!
An 11-year-old boy from Russia's north has stumbled upon a well-preserved wooly mammoth, in what scientists describe as the best such discovery since
Yevgeny Salinder, whose family lives near a polar station in the northern Taimyr Peninsula, discovered the frozen animal when he was strolling along
the banks of the Yenisei River in late August.
"He sensed an unpleasant odor and saw something sticking out of the ground -- it was the mammoth's heels," said Alexei Tikhonov, director of the Saint
Petersburg-based Zoological Museum, who rushed to the tundra after the boy's family had notified scientists of the historic find.
Tikhonov said the mammoth had died aged 15-16 around 30,000 years ago, adding his tusk, skin, an eye and an ear were clearly visible.
I think this is amazing, that young boy is incredibly lucky.
edit on Sat Oct 6 2012 by DontTreadOnMe because: EX tags