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A Stumble, An 'Odd Shape' and a Million-year-old Find: Jude's Hiking Discovery

Last edited 21st July 2017

A Stumble, An 'Odd Shape' and a Million-year-old Find: Jude's Hiking Discovery

Nine-year-old Jude Sparks was testing out his new walk-talkie with his brother in Las Cruces, New Mexico, when he tripped over something peculiar.

In doing so, Sparks accidentally made a significant paleontology discovery.

“I was running farther up and I tripped on part of the tusk,” Jude told the New Mexican State News Center.

“My face landed next to the bottom jaw. I looked up farther and there was another tusk”.

Jude’s parents, Michelle and Kyle Sparks, who were hiking with their sons at the time, thought Jude had discovered the remains of an elephant but, after taking a photo and conducting some research of their own, realised it was something else.


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