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A healthy dose of fosspitality

Today it was my turn to show fosspitality to a fellow fossil hunter. Fossilguy and FossilGirl from came down to do some collecting weEzil style, and I was happy to oblige. I took them out to Superpit because that place has been churning out the quality lately. Just as I parked the truck and we got our stuff together to go, the bottom dropped out of the sky. I asked if they wanted to wait it out in my truck, but they were eager to hunt so we toughed it out and did the mile long bike trek in the pouring rain. It stopped by the time we hit the last big up-hill climb before the pit, but the biting flies were out in force. They were ALL over me snacking away on my un-DEET'ed flesh. I pedaled ever-harder so I could park and douse myself with the godsend anti-pest spray. In my zeal, I breathed some in and spent a few moments coughing up a lung. By the time I recovered, my guests showed up and we went down into the pit. I was the first to strike paydirt with a big, killer mako. Fossilguy hooked up next with the dream come true - a complete, killer SC meg. He shouted the news across the field like he was on fire. I'm so glad he was able to find something like that! Its a long drive down here, and a find like that is a trip maker. The finds didn't stop there, though. I started digging at the spot where I found the killer great white a couple weeks ago and I unearthed another one! Not as nice as the other day, but it was still a little sweety. Then Fossilguy found what he came down here for - an Angustidens. Finally, I found a little mako that turned out to be an absolute gem when I cleaned it off. It was pretty dark by then, so we biked on back and left. Even though we were all wet, muddy, and bug-eaten, it was a unanimous decision - it was an awesome day hunting. Hopefully, we'll do well this saturday when I take them diving in the Cooper!
Location Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA

Date Added8/13/2003


1 5/8" Great White Shark Tooth
1 5/8" Great White Shark Tooth
1 1/4" Mako Shark Tooth
1 1/4" Mako Shark Tooth
2 1/4" Mako Shark Tooth
2 1/4" Mako Shark Tooth





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