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My Best Day Ever (or Why Is That Guy Dancing on the Beach?)

  With all of the storms that we've had lately, I had a good feeling about going hunting today.  It turned out to be my best day ever!  The beach has been completely rearranged, with some old falls gone and some new falls present, and the teeth are abundant.

  I had never before found a 3 inch Meg here, but today I scored 2!  The smaller, at 3 - 1/16, was found in the first five minutes after I started hunting.  I didn't get a ground shot, because all that was showing was the tips of the root lobes, and I was too excited anyway!  I could have left happy at that point, but I wasn't about to quit.  The larger one, at 3 - 3/8ths slant and 2 - 7/8ths wide, came about 2 hours later.  I had to run my finger along the root edge, to make sure that I wasn't just imagining things, but at least I remembered the camera this time.  At that point I decided to head back in, figuring that I was pretty much done.

  So there I am, walking along a sandy patch, when a high wave breaks at my feet, exposing a root and a bit of enamel.  I saw the curve of the blade, and thought that it might be a giant thresher.  When I picked it up, though, the root was way too thick to be a thresher:  I had found a Parotodus!  It's only the second one I've ever found, and the first one I've found at the Bay (my other Parotodus was found at PCS).  It's a smaller one, at 1 - 5/16ths, and has a slightly chipped tip, but I couldn't be happier at this point! 

 Also found today was a near-perfect Cowshark tooth measuring 1 - 1/16th wide, Lots of Hemis, a couple Makos, and the usual assortment of small teeth. 

Location Calvert County, Maryland, USA

Date Added5/15/2008

Today's haul
The big one!
Parotodus profile

A Huntinn with Govinn
A Huntinn with Govinn
Slim pickin
Slim pickin's

Congrat's - 5/16/2008
Reviewer : Phatboy from
Total Rating : 9.667
Congratulations, tom that’s a pretty darn good day. I’ve been hunting the bay for 25+ years now and have yet to find a paratodus they are super uncommon from around here. The only others that I have personally seen are two that my dad has and another that my brother has. I know there are more out there but like I said super uncommon. I haven’t been able to collect as much as I want to lately so while sitting here at work I’ll bask in your glory for a minute. The smell of victory can be so sweet!!!!!! Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

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- 5/16/2008
Reviewer : bmorefossil from
Total Rating : 10
WOW oh WOW what a day! Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

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VOTE! Agree  Disagree  6 of 6 voters agreed.

- 5/16/2008
Reviewer : Chris from
Total Rating : 9.333
Awesome!! Two 3+" megs on the same trip...unheard of for the bay!! Great finds. I got to get back down there one of these days!!!! Content Quality : 9 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

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This is a really great post! - 5/18/2008
Reviewer : dw from Summerville South Carolina United States
Total Rating : 9.667
I enjoyed reading this! I felt like I was there watching you score repeatedly as you scoured the beaches like a veteran. Congrats! Content Quality : 9 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10
2 megs and a parotodus in one day qualifies as an epic rack!

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