Workers installing sewer lines across a southern Indiana farm unearthed the fossilized bones of a mastodon that likely stood about 9 feet tall.
The bones include most of a tusk, parts of a skull and a jawbone with teeth, The Seymour Tribune reports. They were recently dug up on a farm in Seymour, about 60 miles south of Indianapolis.
Joe Schepman, who owns the farm with his family, told The Tribune that "it's amazing to think about something this large roaming around this area."
The mastodon would have stood between 9 and 9½ feet tall, said Ron Richards, a senior research curator of paleobiology at the Indiana State Museum.
Richards said the fossil's age will be determined using radiocarbon dating.