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A fossilised "bulldog fish" from the Paleozoic era was caught by a fisherman....

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The finding was discovered earlier this month by Andy Moore when he was

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competing in a fishing tournament in Nebraska. He believed it was the bones

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of something that had just passed away when he pulled his kayak over

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to release his line, so he simply went back to his competition.

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The Army Corps of Engineers, which is in charge of the river bed,

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was contacted by Moore. To send a retired geologist who has permission

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to dig it, they requested a photograph of the object.