Sometimes kids find the darndest things. A six-year-old boy was walking with his family in the Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve in Michigan on September 6th when he found a 12,000-year-old mastodon tooth. Julian Gagnon told WDIV-TV, “I just felt something on my foot and I grabbed it, and it kind of looked like a tooth.” His parents allowed him to bring it home, where they realized it might be a fossil. They then contacted the University of Michigan Museum of Paleontologists, who identified the item as the upper right molar of a juvenile mastodon, a species that lived in Michigan about 12,000 years ago. The Gagnon family donated the tooth to the museum, and Julian will be rewarded for his donation with a behind-the-scenes tour this month.