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Dakota Dunes family finds bison bones in backyard

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Mitchell South Dakota 120 South Lawler 57301

DAKOTA DUNES (AP) -- A Dakota Dunes family forced to evacuate their home during this summer's flooding has found a surprise in their backyard: bison bones.

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Robert Hwang tells the media that his backyard backs right up to the Missouri River. Hwang was fishing recently when he looked down and saw a piece of bone sticking out of the ground that experts say belongs to a bison.

Hwang and his sons have since discovered dozens of fossils in several different sizes in the backyard.

Robert Hwang Jr. says the bison probably died trying to cross the river and the bones were swept downstream.

The family says they don't know what they are going to do with the bones but hope to be able to share them with others.

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