Child Finds 12,000-Year-Old Mastodon Tooth on Nature Walk

While out on a nature hike, one might find interesting rocks, pretty flowers or fun leaves to collect. But for 6-year-old Julian Gagnon, finding a 12,000-year-old mastodon tooth in Michigan was the highlight of his walk back in early September.

He was out with his parents at Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve in Rochester Hills, Michigan. His mother, Mary Gagnon told MLive that he was on a quest to find “a dragon’s tooth.”

Sure enough, Julian called out to his parents that he found a dragon’s tooth as he was wading through a creek at the park.

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