SAN ANTONIO, Texas-- A Karnes City fisherman turned archaeologist over the past few weeks after he came across what he thinks may be mammoth bones.
Davy Villanueva says he found a mastodon tooth while he was fishing along the San Antonio River He said he saw it in about a foot of water that was exposed because of the drought.
“I walked in the river and reached down in there and pulled it out, and wow, I never seen anything like this,” Villanueva said.
Villanueva has gone back to the site and found other bones but because of the recent rains the area has been covered up.
“He pulled out his wallet and said ‘I’ll give you five $100 Benjamin’s right here.’ I said, 'Na,'” Villanueva said.
“My little boy, I don’t know, he’s scared of it. He says, 'Papo, go put it back in the water because it keeps raining,'” Villanueva said. “I think this thing would have eaten the chupacabra.”