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Surprise Guests and a Trip to Remember

Last night I got a call from Roy from Times Scientific telling me he and Ed were thinking about coming down and doing some hunting. It didn't take much to convince me to take the day off, so plans were set in motion for a full day of 2thin. They met me at my house, and I was instantly in awe of their waders. Long have I wanted waders of that sort, but I've never seen them anywhere. They would be handy out at the ditch today, because the water is still pretty deep. I just bought new boots, though, so it'll be a while before I get any more. Like every other serious collector who visits the low country, they wanted to find angustidens, so we went to the ditch. The water was still pretty deep, but it had cleared out a bunch and we could see the bottom in most places. We walked a long stretch of ditch as a trio, but that section seemed bereft of anything. We had a momentary bit of excitement when I found some teeth hanging out of the wall. When we hit the split, they both went off for the big shallow water rock beds while I hit the deep water in the split with my secret weapon. It wasn't until I was about half-way finished that I started finding anything besides little stuff and fragments. First, I found the 2" angy. I would have considered the day a success then, but still I pressed on. Next I found the wicked pathologic hemi. Then the 6 fused shark vertebrae. Then, the topper was the arrowhead. WOW! I looked at my watch and and saw that I'd been hunting alone for 2 hours. I had visions of Roy and Ed standing next to my truck wondering if I was ever going to show up to take them to another place? I marked my spot with a rock and went off to find them. They hadn't finished hunting yet, but were both eager to go get some sifters in case I took too long. I lent Roy my secret weapon while I was gone, but when I returned he was happy to trade it in for a sifter. I went back to where I left off and continued my methodical searching. I hit a spot where the sands had moved to reveal a nice new rock bed where I picked out the big mako and killer sand tiger tooth. Then I found the other smaller, but equally as perfect angustidens tooth. That was the last nice tooth I found there, but I was more than satisfied. I went back and found Roy and Ed, and they were both ready for Taco Bell and another spot.
Location Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA

ID194
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Date Added4/11/2003

This is the most teeth I've found at this spot in a LONG time!
  

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1 3/4" Arrowhead
1 3/4" Arrowhead
1 5/16" Snaggletooth Shark Tooth
1 5/16" Snaggletooth Shark Tooth
6 associated, fused shark vertebrae
6 associated, fused shark vertebrae
2" Angustidens Shark Tooth
2" Angustidens Shark Tooth
1 11/16" Angustidens Shark Tooth
1 11/16" Angustidens Shark Tooth
1 5/8" Sand Tiger Shark Tooth
1 5/8" Sand Tiger Shark Tooth
Unknown teeth in jaw
Unknown teeth in jaw
2 5/16" Narrow Toothed Mako Shark Tooth
2 5/16" Narrow Toothed Mako Shark Tooth
  

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