Raelynn’s big find

Raelynn Schreier proudly holds a bison skull she found in the Cottonwood River in Garvin Park earlier this summer. Photo / Per Peterson

Kids are curious by nature. They wonder about things. They ask questions.

Then there’s Raelynn Schreier.

The Garvin girl, who just embarked on her seventh-grade year at Tracy Area High School, last month discovered something that piqued her already deep-seeded curiosity to the point where she felt like she had no other choice but to investigate.

“I’ve been looking for skulls for a while,” the 12-year-old said. “I wanted to get a longhorn skull, but mom wouldn’t let me. I saw this and I was like, ‘Wow.’”

It was early August when Raelynn was walking along the banks of the Cottonwood River near Garvin Park. With the river so low because of the lack of rain, she noticed something sticking out from the few inches of water that were left.

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