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San Antonio, TX (WTVR) -- A group of young explorers have cave experts excited to map out a newly discovered cavern thanks to their adventure. However, some developers at the new subdivision where the cave was found aren't so happy.

Three boys ages nine through eleven were outside playing when the discovered a hole in the ground. Thinking there might be more to it, they decided to take pictures of the cavern by sticking their cell phones into the hole in the ground.

Local experts believe it could be an extensive cavern that rivals other famous caves in the area.

The cave does have some protection. Caves in the area can't be plugged without review from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.