A man who lives near Dinosaur Valley State Park in Glen Rose says the recent drought is unearthing new evidence that the ancient creatures roamed North Texas.
The riverbed around Matt Teague’s home is “full of dinosaur artifacts,” he said. “This is where I hunt.”
Teague owns about 80 acres and he has lived there his entire life.
But never before has he found so many relics.
"I pick stuff up and look at it and see what I can find,” he said.
And lately, his explorations have been paying off like never before, he said.
"I've got this little sauropod, what I think is a sauropod right here, fully corralized little dinosaur,” he said, pointing to one.
He also has found what appear to be dinosaur footprints in a large rock.
Teague credits the drought for his discoveries. Buried for millions of years, the treasures are suddenly becoming unearthed by the incredibly dry conditions.
No experts have authenticated any of what Teague has found.
But Dinosaur Valley State Park isn't far away. Its documented dinosaur tracks draw visitors from all over the country.
"That's the good thing about Glen Rose,” Teague said. “It's the land of the dinosaurs."
And now, he is on the hunt to document that history – with the enthusiasm of a young boy.
"You hear about dinosaurs growing up and everything and then when you're out there walking around and you come across something, it's like, 'Wow, look at this,' you know?" he said.