We've all got things in our garage we need to get rid of but California resident Nancy Fiddler really needed the room, she has an entire mastodon skeleton in there. Fiddler and her family put the skeleton on eBay looking for a minimum bid of $115,000. The family, which discovered the skeleton in 1997 on their ranch in northeastern California, needed the money and wanted their space back. The story was covered by Retuers and other places
. After all, it's not often you get an ancient elephant-like creature up for sale even if there were no tusks with this one. The skeleton had been displayed at the Oakland Museum of Natural History and later at a wine bar.
It turns out there is a bit of a fossil glut on eBay and while an entire mastodon skeleton is a rarity, so was the six-figure price and it did not sell
. The Fiddlers said before the auction ended that if it did not sell they would hold on to it a while longer.