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An unbelievable find at the ditch

Sorry its been so long since the last post - I had a car accident and I was out of commission for a little while. I'm all better now, though, so today, I took the weEzlinG out to the big ditch to reap the rewards of a heavy rain earlier in the week. We walked the ditch up and down, picking up teeth all over the place. Well, I was, anyway. He was more interested in the flat, round, river rocks, but hey - at least it held his interest long enough to allow me to scour the ditch! Several hours later, the walk was finished, and I had one killer angustidens. We ended up at a spot with a heavy gravel deposit. We were sifterless, so we were throwing gravel up on a pile, splashing it, and harvesting the fossils. It was this way that he found his first meg ever - a 2 3/4 incher. He had absolutely no help from me spotting it, either. Still, though, he's more happy with the rocks because I don't tell him he can't throw them across the room. Almost the next shovel full, though, I spied a double root. Thinking it was a squalodon tooth, I bent over to pick it up and saw that it was definitely NOT a whale, but definitely was a fossil. My first impression was a wolf tooth, but I wasn't sure. We left soon after that. The next day, at the Cypress Gardens Fossil Show, I talked to some others who broadened the spectrum of possibilities. Some people said cat of some kind, some said dog, others said it might be bear. I ended the contraversy with a trip to the Smithsonian booth where my first thought was confirmed - definitely a wolf. SWEET! My first Pleistocene predator tooth! What a great find!

Just so you know, I've been doing a lot of fossil hunting to catch up on lost time, so check back soon because I've found some great stuff in the past few days!

Location Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA

Date Added11/1/2003


2" Angustidens Shark Tooth
2" Angustidens Shark Tooth
1 3/4" Angustidens Shark Tooth
1 3/4" Angustidens Shark Tooth
1 1/4" Wolf Carnassial Tooth
1 1/4" Wolf Carnassial Tooth





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