Not what kids usually bring home

March 30, 2009 6:06:30 AM PDT
This has to top what most kids bring home after digging around in the dirt.

Three boys in southwest Michigan have found a bone from a mammoth.

They really didn't have to dig.

They found the bone on top of soil that had been scraped from a drain.

A professor of paleobiology at Andrews University in Battle Creek, says it's a section of bone from the lower back of a Jefferson's mammoth.

Normally these boys, two brothers and a cousin, who're 7, 9 and 10, look for antique bottles and other things at the edge of their family's property near what used to be a railroad line.

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