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When Lightning Strikes

It was Low Country road trip time last Saturday and being my first diving trip, the anticipation was killing me. I left my house at 3:00 AM giving myself enough time to hit at least one ditch before I hooked up with Ditchweezil and Da fossz. I arrived at the ditch at 7:00 and proceeded to search. The lack of rain seriously hampered my screening efforts with almost no water flowing - one tiny busted Angy was all the screen would produce. I quickly decided that walking and scanning would probably have better results but the abundant footprints had me second guessing that decision as well. Just before I decided to turn back towards the car I noticed a couple of serrations sticking out of some green, algae laden rocks. I plucked the tooth off the bottom bringing up a handful that was probably 1/4 tooth and 3/4 green slime ( its amazing how un-disgusting slime becomes when there’s a tooth involved). As I was plucking the slime off, I could tell immediately that there was little more than ½ a tooth hidden inside. The tooth turned out to be 3/4 of what at one time must of been an awesome Chandler Bridge Angy. The color was incredible - if only it were whole.

I made my way over to DW’s and then onto the river where we hooked up with Da fossz. As we geared up DW relayed the news of T$’s monster Angy which only further fed my desire to get to the bottom of the river. After a quick lesson from the Masters it was go time. It couldn’t have been more than 10 minutes after starting, I fanned the bottom and as the river swept away the clouds of sand, all I could see was the shape of an unbelievably sized tooth. I quickly picked it up and realized my trip was made! I continued searching with little success but didn’t much care. Upon surfacing we realized that the weather was quickly taking a turn for the worse. Fortunately, we had each made at least one great find which made calling it a day much easier to swallow. We headed out for a Moe's feast where I was hoping to wait out the weather for some more collecting- the rain never stopped.

Location Colleton County, South Carolina, USA

ID2188
Memberxiphodan
Date Added7/20/2007

This tooth was wrapped in a nice package of slime. You can still see green on the root.
  

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