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My travels through time…Day 1 the Cretaceous

My much awaited trip was finally about to start. 3:30AM..As I walked out to my car I noticed the thermometer read 5 degrees. I couldn’t wait to get to my destination and the warmer temps. The miles rolled by..100..200..300 then I saw the North Carolina state border sign. Still I drove south.  I was getting closer to my first stop, a Cetaceous spot in near the South Carolina border. As I pulled off the side of the road I saw ice in the ditch..How could it be? Just then the radio gave the local conditions…it was still 22 degrees. The water was frigid as I dug and sifted. Then in my screen I saw a nicely colored Crow shark tooth. Then a while later a first for me.. a cephalic claspers from a Hybodont shark. Then to round out the day a nice Ischyrhiza mira tooth that would later measure 1 5/8”, my biggest to date! My fingers were frozen by now so back in the car and south I drove again. A couple hours later I arrived at a friend’s house not far from my Saturday destination.. Lafarge.  A warm meal and some sleep were just what I needed for my next day’s hunt! Thanks for the hospitality!!

Location Bladen County, North Carolina, USA

ID3196
Memberobsessed1
Date Added1/24/2009

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My travels through time…Day 4 the Miocene
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nice report - 1/27/2009
Reviewer : Fat Boy from Maryland United States
Total Rating : 10
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