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Meteorite hunter suspects meteor landed near Waco

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McCartney Taylor is busy trying to find a needle in a hay stack, but in this case the needle is a meteorite, and the hay stack, Texas.

Taylor, a meteorite hunter, is trying to figure out what's left of the truck sized space rock astronomers say caused the fireball seen over Austin Sunday morning.

News 8 Photojournalist Eddie Garcia caught the sight over Austin Sunday morning.

"We're fairly sure it's going to be in Texas," Taylor said.

Taylor, a meteorite hunter, is trying to figure out what's left of the truck-sized space rock astronomers say caused the fireball.

"I don't know how hard it's going to be to find this but in a new fall I'm hoping there will be one piece every 20 or 30 acres," Taylor said.

Taylor works in phases.

First, he tries to find video and eye witness accounts of where the meteor was heading. Then Taylor makes a road trip to an area of interest. In this case he's thinks it'll be an area east of Waco.

"It will be found I'm pretty sure," Taylor said.

If you find it, Taylor will fork over some cash, $5,000 for the first kilogram.

Taylor said he travels around the world trying to recover fallen meteorites, but this time he won't have to travel very far.

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