Drought in Texas unveiled dinosaur footprints from 113 million years ago.
Standing at 15 feet tall with a weight of 7 tons was an Acrocanthosaurs, who apparently was an original Texan. NBC News reports footprints from the theropod were found mostly in the Dinosaur Valley State Park in Glen Rose, according to Stephanie Salinas Garcia, a spokeswoman from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
A video of the Jurassic feet was posted last week. There are no details on how many tracks were found. “With rain in the upcoming forecasts, it is anticipated that the tracks uncovered during the drought will soon be buried again,” said Salinas Garcia.
This isn’t the first time dinosaur prints were found in the area. Almost a decade ago, several theropod tracks were found just southwest of Dallas, the park says, NBC News reports.
Once discovered, prints are preserved with sediment that park employees fill the prints with, which protects the prints against potentially damaging weather.