Mammoth tooth

On Sept. 15, Art Castillo was hiking Waco’s Cotton Belt Trail when he found a partial mammoth tooth in a creek. He brought the tooth to the Waco Mammoth National Monument and donated it to the city of Waco.

Art Castillo was hiking Waco’s Cotton Belt Trail recently when he came upon something odd sticking out of a creek.

At first glance, it looked like a rock. But its layers and patterning made Castillo think it could be something more exciting. He brought it to the Waco Mammoth National Monument the next day for closer inspection.

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