Thursday, July 3, 2008

Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, Nebraska

Today we hiked around the Agate Fossil Beds. This park has more mammal fossils than any other in the states. The visitor center had many replicas of actual fossils found in the park. Most of the park is still unexplored so there is no telling how many more skeletons are still waiting to be found. Skeletal fossils of several herds of animals were found here. They roamed this area, along the riverbed, 19-22 million years ago. The last picture is of a prairie rattlesnake that was right beside our path on our second trail. Needless to say, I turned around and went back to the car. - Josephine. Where there is one rattlesnake, there might be more, which was probably the reason for the rattlesnake signs posted all over the place. Also, Meldon was looking very "Charlie Brownish" today in his outfit. :-)

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