Some odd years ago, around 113 million years more or less, dinosaurs roamed through Glen Rose Texas. Due to severe drought conditions this summer, the area, now known appropriately as Dinosaur Valley State Park, recently uncovered a brand new set of dinosaur tracks.
Officials discovered the track of an Acrocanthosaurus in a dried up river bed as well as a Sauroposeidon just behind the park:
“Most tracks that have recently been uncovered and discovered at different parts of the river in the park belong to Acrocanthosaurus. This was a dinosaur that would stand, as an adult, about 15 feet tall and (weigh) close to seven tons,” park spokesperson Stephanie Salinas Garcia said in an email to CNN.
The Sauroposeidon ran about 60 feet high and weighed roughly 44 tons.
Beforehand, the tracks were filled with sediment under water. This summer, however, Texas – as well as the rest of the world – has experienced severe drought conditions. Last week, US Drought Monitor observed 60% of the state in the “intense categories” of drought. The Houston Chronicle, referencing the National Weather Service, reported record-high temperatures in the months of May, June, and July, with this year on pace to be the hottest summer in Texas ever recorded.
Dinosaur Valley State Park in North Texas is a vibrant destination located an hour southwest of Fort Worth. With autumn around the corner, the park comes alive in the last week of October. Immersed in brilliant fall foliage, the Paluxy River at the park gives visitors the chance to follow in the foosteps of actual dinosaurs. For a more Spielberg-type photo-op, visitors can also come in contact with the park’s life-size dinosaur statues at this Jurassic Park.