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Pride and Pestilence

With all the rain this week, today was sure to be a banner day. I woke up early and went to the big ditch to find any obvious stuff. Someone had already beat me there, though, so it was an hour wasted. The water level had overflowed the banks of the ditch and had washed many trees into the stream, as well as filling the bottom with sand. Unfortunate as it was, I found out later that loads of good teeth were found later in the day. No matter, I had other plans. thA duDe showed up at 7 and we headed off to Candyland. It was a beautiful day, but the flying teeth were out in force. We were swarmed almost as soon as we got out of the truck. We loaded down with bug spray, but the pests were unaffected. We tried to ignore them, but after about 20 minutes, it was clear that they weren't going to give up. The final straw was when one landed in my eye. Getting a gnat on your contact lens is like getting a hair on it, except it squirms. So we walked back to the truck for some long sleeve shirts and a fresh coat of bug spray. That did the trick; now we could hunt in peace. Amazingly enough, work had continued the day after the big rain, so undoubtedly some good fossils were lost to the giant trucks. Still, though, we found loads. thA duDe stole the day, though, with his 2" beauty of an angustidens, 1 1/2" benedeni, and unknown bones in matrix. Finding this many teeth is always fun. It makes the Taco Bell feast that much more sweet. Next Stop, Superpit!
Location Charleston County, South Carolina, USA

Date Added3/22/2003

Quite a haul for only 4 hours. Check out all those shark vertebrae.

1 5/8" Squalodon incisor
1 5/8" Squalodon incisor





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