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Location 1 - Pleistocene Bonanza

We got quite a thunderstorm last night that dumped over 2 inches of rain. The weezling and I were excited to finally get out and hunt - this waiting for the rain stuff is terrible but its all we have for now so we're going to enjoy it. With regular sticks in place of rakes we walked down into our favorite spot near our house for a great fossil hunt. The finds started almost right away. We always find a lot of shark's teeth here, and the rain washed out a bunch of them for us, though none were perfect. We were also lucky enough to catch a glimpse of a snake! By far the best finds of the day were ice age mammal fossils. We found them in unusually high frequency today, even for this particular location which almost always produces some pleistocene fossil. We found a horse tooth, a deer antler, two pieces of mastodon tooth, and a fantastic jaw fragment that I believe is from a Peccary. Confirmation of that (or a prompt e-slap in my general direction) is greatly appreciated.

Location 2 - Hunting for Shark Teeth

A rain like last night necessitated a visit to another place that we like to hunt for shark teeth fossils. We expected to do a little better, but this spot doesn't erode as much as the first. We did find a nasty mess left by someone digging in the banks. You'll be shocked at the size of the holes left this time - see video. I hope they catch whoever is making these messes!

Location Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA

Date Added8/1/2009

I think this is peccary. Lemme know if I'm wrong. I plan to post more pictures of this fossil when I find out more information.
Finds from Location 2

Chez Whitey!
Chez Whitey!
An Unbelievable Day!!!
An Unbelievable Day!!!

Your movies rock DW ! - 8/1/2009
Reviewer : Greg from
Total Rating : 10
You bring us into the action again with animal footage to boot. The Discovery Channel may be calling you soon ! Nice finds...not sure if that is a peccary tooth or not, but thats an awesome fossil pleistocene find either way ! Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
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- 8/1/2009
Reviewer : Daryl from Maryland United States
Total Rating : 10
Awesome kodak moments with Jr. Nice to see a cowshark too! Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
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WoW! - 8/2/2009
Reviewer : SharkDog from
Total Rating : 10
Pretty impressive finds! Are those Tiger Shark and Snaggletooth teeth as big as they look? Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10
I want!!

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
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