Jewel From The Past: A Dino Named Bambi

For young Wes Linster, dinosaurs were more than a childhood fantasy. Ever since he was 10 months old, he had joined his parents and siblings on dinosaur hunts in Montana and Wyoming. In August 1994, when Wes was 14, he uncovered an almost perfectly preserved skeleton on a ranch near Choteau, Mont. Recalls Wes: "I bolted down the hill to get my mom because I knew I shouldn't be messing with it."

Good thing. Last week the young dino hunter's discovery was unveiled at the Graves Museum of Archaeology and Natural History in Dania Beach, Fla. What he found was a...

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