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Calvert Cliffs Rarity

  I almost stayed home today.  I didn't get to sleep last night until after 2 am (joys of having a three week old baby in the house!), and was up at 6:45 am to get the older kids up for school.  Plus, I seem to be catching my wife's cold.  I was literally sick and tired!  I decided to go to my favorite beach, though, because my stepdaughter stayed  home from school and was able to help with the baby, and opportunities to go during the week are rare for me now.  Plus, after reading Tony's post from yesterday, I wasn't getting back to sleep anyway (Awesome finds, Tony!).

  I sure am glad I went!  I spotted what I thought was a Mako partially buried in the sand, and when I pulled it out, I was stunned: a near-perfect Alopias Grandis!  This tooth measures 1 5/8 inches on the slant, and is 1 1/8 inches wide.  I could have been happy if I left then!

  I continued on.  Lots of Snaggleteeth, some large Sand Tigers, and some Makos, most of which had some damage.   At the last stretch before turning around, I spied a nice lower Mako tooth laying completely exposed!  The root is somewhat worn, but it still measures 1 13/16 inches.  Icing on the cake!

  I know that most sensible people, if they felt like I did this morning, would have stayed home and rested.  Makes me glad that I'm as nuts as I am!  It's funny, though, how finding a really nice tooth can make you forget all about feeling lousy! 

Good Hunting to all!

Location Calvert County, Maryland, USA

Date Added2/20/2008

Total finds for the day
Giant Thresher tooth trying to hide
Just waiting to be picked up!

1 & 5/8ths inch Alopias Grandis from Calvert Cliffs
1 & 5/8ths inch Alopias Grandis from Calvert Cliffs

super sweet alopias - 2/21/2008
Reviewer : tonyholt from Maryland United States
Total Rating : 8.667
and really nic mako too...I cant remeber the last time i did that well walking the beach at that beach. Content Quality : 8 of 10

Drool Quotient : 9 of 10

Picture Quality : 9 of 10
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