Farmer Hits Post, Turns Out to be a Mammoth

March 20, 2016 Updated: December 24, 2017

A Michigan farmer was digging up his field with a tractor when he ran into something he thought was a “bent post.”

It actually was the remains of a woolly mammoth.

Archaeologists and other experts gathered to excavate the remains, which included tusks, vertebrae, and pieces of shoulder blades.

The mammoth is believed to have lived more than 10,000 years ago.