A little boy goes out exploring near his Michigan home and ends up making a prehistoric find!
The nine-year-old stumbled across the tooth of a mastodon in a creek by his house.
Mastodons were an elephant-like beast that roamed North America 10,000 years ago.
The tooth was brown in color and had six peaks. His mother told CNN that the tooth was creepy when found with something on the top that seemed like a gum tissue.
The 9-year-old looked on Google, while his mother found Jim Harding, who is a herpetologist from State University of Michigan.
Harding confirmed that the tooth belongs to a prehistoric mastodon. The herpetologist also confirmed that fossils are found time and again in North America, which gives a reminder of how many and large numbers of these mammals were found in the continent.
Mastodons are known to be extinct creates that resembled elephants in many ways and went on to become extinct 10,000 years ago from North America.
These mammals looked like woolly mammoths with huge and heavy coats of hair and curving tusks. From what is known, mastodons lived in herd and were wiped out presumably for swift climate change in the continent.
The first fossils were found in Claverack village in NY, somewhere in 1705 by French soldiers.