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Dinosaur tracks from 113 million years ago uncovered after drought conditions in Texas

Tracks likely came from an Acrocanthosaurus, park official says
Posted at 3:21 PM, Aug 24, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-24 15:21:59-04

GLEN ROSE, Texas — The severe drought in Texas has uncovered a little piece of history.

Dinosaur tracks from about 113 million years ago can be seen in a dried-out river in Dinosaur Valley State Park.

A park official said the tracks likely came from an Acrocanthosaurus, which weighed seven tons and reached 15 feet tall.

The tracks in Dinosaur Valley State Park are expected to be covered up again with river water as local forecasters are calling for rain.

Park officials said that is a good thing because the water helps protect the prints from natural weathering and erosion.