Edmonton paddler discovers 65-million-year-old tree stump during riverbank pee break

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Article Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/edmonton-river-valley-petrified-wood-fossil-1.5351416

Discussion posted by: Arye ben-Shaoul

Mike Lees has become an amateur paleontologist after an impromptu pee break in Edmonton’s river valley last month led to the discovery of a petrified tree stump estimated to be from the time of the dinosaurs. “We pulled over at a very inopportune spot for an emergency pee, and this is how we came across this particular item,” Lees said in an interview Wednesday with CBC Radio’s Edmonton AM. “It’s the whole base of a tree stump. I’m no archeologist or paleontologist. The only reason I discovered it is because I almost peed on it.”