News Net Nebraska

Complete News World

While walking his dog, he discovers a 70 million year old titanosaur and decides to change his life

While walking his dog, he discovers a 70 million year old titanosaur and decides to change his life

He was walking his dog when he found something very special: a titanosaur fossil approximately 70 million years old. Its length is 9 meters. It happened to Damien Bocheteau, 25, in Montolier in Hérault, France: “While I was walking the dog, a landslide on the edge of a cliff exposed the bones,” he said, adding: “They were bones mixed together, so they seemed isolated, and we realized after a few days of excavation “They were connected bones of a single skeleton.”

To make it even more special, it all happened in 2022: the man immediately contacted the local archaeologists' association and agreed with them to keep the secret for two years to prevent vandals from damaging the find.

“Please feed me and take care of me”: A note accompanying the abandonment of two dogs

By Daniela Borghi

While paleontologists regularly unearth bones of animals that existed millions of years ago, it is extremely rare to find a completely intact fossilized skeleton of a dinosaur: for example, one study estimates that between 66 and 68 million years ago, there were 1.7 billion dinosaurs in Tyrannosaurus rex, but scientists have recovered fossil remains of fewer than 100 specimens. According to Newsweek, researchers say the sample discovered by Bochetto is 70 percent complete.

The secret of millions of holes at the bottom of the North Sea: not what scientists thought

By Noemi Pena

When researchers finish studying the bones, the discovered titanosaur will be displayed at the Croze Museum, which also includes the femur of another titanosaur found in 2012. “These discoveries are interesting from a scientific point,” Francis Vagis, the museum's director, told The Washington Post. “Because it contributes to the understanding of species and ecosystems in the Late Cretaceous of France and Europe.”

See also  Subscriber count still below Microsoft expectations, for Axios -

The discovery also changed Bochetto's life: the 25-year-old, already passionate about these issues, decided to leave his job in the energy sector and in September enrolled in a master's degree in paleontology.

The fairy tale of Lilibet, a dog rescued at the last minute from a slaughterhouse in China is reborn to a new life in Wales

By Giorgio Bracco

Rebbie the dog feels a little sad at the shelter, but bursts with joy when he receives an unexpected gift for his birthday

By Daniela Borghi

Rescue of Ashley, the dog who was tied to a pole with an electric cable and paralyzed with fear

By Daniela Borghi