When Davy Villanueva set out for a recent day of fishing along the San Antonio River, he could not have imagined that he’d be returning with what appears to be the tooth of a prehistoric mastodon.
He extracted the tooth from a portion of riverbed exposed because of prolonged drought. The angler also found other bones, possibly from the same animal, before recent rains covered the area with water.
He sent photos of the discovery to KENS 5 which show a large and jagged boulder-like object that looks like it could be some sort of tooth.
Villanueva said he also discovered some fossilized bones in the same area.