When they told Shawn’s and Caid’s parents they found a dinosaur bone, the boys’ mother called in the experts.
"I called the (Mississippi) Museum of Natural Science and told them what the boys found. My husband took it over to the museum the next day and they confirmed it was a mastodon bone," Lynett Welch told the Post.
This isn’t the first old relic they found on the property. They’ve found petrified wood at their home, but this is certainly a surprise.
A curator at the museum said the jaw belonged to a mature mastodon, based on the number of teeth, the Post reported.
The jaw isn’t the first mastodon artifact discovered in the area recently, but it’s not the norm.