Bachelor Party Attendees Make Rare Discovery

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A bachelor party was "cruising by" the lake shore at Elephant Butte State Park in New Mexico when they spotted the skull of a mastodon, with its teeth and tusks intact.

LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Linda Wertheimer. It was not a team of paleontologists but a group of stags who made a rare discovery recently in New Mexico - make that a stag party. T hey were cruising by the lakeshore at Elephant Butte State Park when they discovered the skull of a mastodon with teeth and tusks intact. The prehistoric elephant lived about 3 million years ago, predating both the woolly mammoth and the earliest-known bachelor party. You're listening to MORNING EDITION.

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