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Fortune smiles on me once again

We had one heck of a rain storm today so after work I went out to the spot where I've plundered so many megalodons lately. Footprint were strangely absent, but I knew the other fossil hunters were on their way. I walked fast and picked up everything I saw. There weren't teeth everywhere like I expected, but this spot didn't get too much water, so that would explain it. I made my first good find of the day was on the top of the pond. The little meg was completely covered on both sides with mud, but I could see the entire tooth before I picked it up. The next good thing was also the biggest shame of the day - a big meg with a tiny chip out of the right root lobe and a little peel. The serrations are awesome, though, as is the bourlette and remaining enamel. They can't all be killers, right? Like everytime I've gone hunting lately, I saved the best find of the day for last. As I rounded the last corner of the inside of the pond on my second pass, I spied a little benedeni poking up out of the ground. I couldn't see if both root lobes were attached, but the blade was enough to get me excited. I carefully scraped away the dirt to reveal the prefect root, and it was time to go home. I was got to outdo myself today. All the rain definitely made some other spots good, so I'll probably be doing some hunting later this week / early next week.
Location Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA

Date Added11/20/2003


1 3/4" Mako Shark Tooth
1 3/4" Mako Shark Tooth
2 13/16" Megalodon Shark Tooth
2 13/16" Megalodon Shark Tooth
1 1/2" Benedeni Shark Tooth
1 1/2" Benedeni Shark Tooth





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