Montana bowhunter bags 70-million-year-old fossil
Florence, Mont. bowhunter Dave Bradt, while unsuccessful in his September quest for a bull elk on the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge, nontheless came away from the hunt with the trophy of a lifetime—a 12-foot long, 70-million-year-old petrified plesiosaur he found in a creekbed. “I was washing my face in the creek and I saw the rib bones and I thought they were just petrified trees,” Bradt recalled. “And I got to looking and I said, ‘If I didn’t know better, these look like ribs.’” The Missoula Independent.