But joy turned quickly to despair when they returned to the site near the Red Willow River a few days ago and found that vandals had smashed the Hadrosaur skeleton to pieces.
RCMP say they are investigating but don’t have any suspects. They say a number of fossils had either been removed or destroyed at the site.
The group says it is at least the fourth act of fossil poaching and vandalism in the region in the last month and a half.
The RCMP's talents are more in the fields of tasering immigrants to death, not-as-covert-as-they-thought sabotage campaigns against safe injection sites and habitual sexual harassment, so I wouldn't hold out a lot of hope they will catch the people involved.
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