Cleaning out your house to find dust bunnies or old neglected items is a common occurrence, but how common is it to find dinosaur bones?
Mike Darbyshire and his crew were cleaning out a house the owner had to leave and found multiple boxes containing nothing but dinosaur bones.
"We were cleaning out this home, the guy has gone into care, and we found a few bones in the basement to start with, and thought it was pretty cool. Then we found boxes of bones in the basement which was even more cool, then when we got outside we went to a shed in the rear of the garden and there was a whole pile of boxes of bones in it," explained Darbyshire on how he came across the bones in the first place.
Finding a place for the bones to live was the next step he took.
"I did try to contact the University of Calgary to see if they were interested but I couldn't find palaeontology anywhere there. I phoned up Drumheller here, the Royal Tyrell Museum because it's the next place to call. These are from Alberta, so they belong here," continued Darbyshire.
This find is not something that Darbyshire would normally come across, this was a very unique case.
"It's going to take them [the Royal Tyrell Museum] a while to sort through them all. It is cool to know they are all going to come here. This guy spent 60 years collecting theses. Hopefully, he will be happy that they have come to a place where they will be looked after," concluded Darbyshire.
Darbyshire commented that this was one of his best finds in the 8 years he has been doing business.