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Garbage Collection Day

The spring rains have been doing good things for our favorite creek, unlike the residents. The weezling and I started finding teeth right away. The water level got really high and really moved around some gravel to expose some teeth for us. In one newer washout I found two shamer angustidens. Both would have been superb if not for horrendous feeding damage. Down at the end of the ditch I spied a complete great white completely exposed. I could tell it was worn, but the root is whole and there are still serrations. A complete great white is a complete great white so I'm happy. Its the first decent tooth I've found since my recent Aurora trip.

Unfortunately along this same creek lives some of the trashiest person I've ever experienced. They use the creek as their dumping grounds, and every time we go there, we find new garbage. Lately, we've been taking action and dragging one big piece of trash out every time we hunt. We leave it next to the road at the beginning of the creek in hopes that someone will see it and realize what a problem its becoming. So far, we dragged out 2 lawn chairs, a christmas tree, a wagon, 6 bike tires, a realtor sign, a swingset, a tarp, and numerous sign posts and tree limbs. Its hard to keep up with the garbage production of these stellar citizens.

Someday, the garbage pile is going to clog up the ditch, though, and collecting will be no more because the water will be too deep . But then county will bring in a back hoe to scrape all the garbage out, exposing countless fossil treasures. And who will be right there to clean up again?

Location Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA

Date Added4/11/2008

Another trip to the same creek from earlier this year.

Fossil Great White Tooth from South Carolina
Fossil Great White Tooth from South Carolina

- 4/17/2008
Reviewer : brsr0131 from Virginia United States
Total Rating : 10
Still looks productive to me. Nice find on the GW, I know that they are rarer down there. Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
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- 5/8/2008
Reviewer : ozzyrules245 from
Total Rating : 10
I know how you feel about the trash!!!!!! I am always cleaning up after the trash dumpers I did try summerville a few times and have never been too productive maby I need to take a few tips from you lol I live 2 1/2 hours away and always seem to get to the ditch at high tide and end up waiting forever it seems for the water level to drop. Great finds btw Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
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