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Treasures Amidst the Bloodthirsty

The rain has been falling without end here in Summerville, South Carolina. I've been taking every opportunity to get out and hunt for shark teeth in my favorite dank holes. The yellow ditch is at the top of my list after a good drenching and the mosquitoes know it. As soon as I opened the door of my truck, I heard their buzzing descending on me like bombers. I was fully prepared for their onslaught with long sleeves and a dew rag under my hat to protect my neck. I began picking up handfulls of teeth every time I bent down. It didn't take long for the voracious blood sucking pests to figure out that my hands were fair game, so they feasted every time my hands left the water. Hoping that the West Nile virus was not in my near future, I continued to pick up teeth despite the head rush I got from blood loss. Near the end of the ditch, my hands each had about a hundred little bumps on them and they itched like they were infected with some kind of rash. I found my best fossils just before I headed back to the truck - a nice little lower fossil great white shark tooth and a pristine squalodon whale tooth.

Location Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA

ID3070
Memberdw
Date Added10/12/2008

  

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Fossil Great White Shark Tooth - Lower Jaw
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Comments
Nice Finds! - 10/12/2008
Reviewer : Tom from Maryland United States
Total Rating : 10
At least you found some sweet teeth to make up for the blood loss. I was at the Potomac Saturday, got torn up by biting flies, and didn't find anything worth writing about. Awesome GW tooth! Content Quality : 10 of 10

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would gloves work? - 10/15/2008
Reviewer : Daryl from Maryland United States
Total Rating : 10
DW, forgive me for asking such an obvious question, but would a thin pair of cotton gloves with the very tips cut off work? I can't imagine having that many bug bites. I remember Ned Beatty saying in Deliverance, "I've got so many bug bites, even my bites got bites". That little squalodon tooth is awesome. It looks more like a funky porpoise tooth than a squalodon. Well worth the bug bites! Content Quality : 10 of 10

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