13-year-old finds 120 million-year-old dinosaur tooth on the beach

BYLINE: Josh King

While picking up rocks at the beach, a 13-year-old made a 120 million-year-old discovery.

Two years ago Ben Ingel found what was believed to be a dinosaur tooth along South Africa's Garden Route.

With the help of his grandfather and paleontologists at the Albany Museum in Grahamstown, South Africa, Ingel's find has just recently been verified as the tooth of a dinosaur.

It apparently came from an Allosaurus, a dinosaur that lived during the late Jurassic period and was believed to have been a predator of large animals like the Stegosaurus.

Local news reports that the tooth is the first fossil found in the region of Knysna.

The find has attracted experts from as far away as Belgium to continue research on Ingel's pre-historic discovery.