Farmer digs up mammoth, keeps it in his living room6/6/2012
It's the prehistoric version of finders, keepers: An Iowa farmer has dug up the bones of a 14,000-year-old woolly mammoth he found in his backyard. He's not, however, donating the bones to a museum. Instead, he's keeping them in his living room. "Sometimes I get tired of moving bones around from one spot to the other," he said. The farmer, who will identify himself only as John to preserve his anonymity, says he and his sons have been excavating the bones for the past two years, since they found them buried along a creek. He recruited a former paleontology professor to aid in the excavation, and they hope to recover the beast's skull in the coming weeks.
What would you do if you found a mammoth in your backyard?