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Angustidens Galore!

Summerville had another big storm last night. I didn't think the weatherman could top the storm from two nights ago without some kind of tropical influence but I was wrong. Rain like that always calls for a trip to the creek near out house. Unfortunately I had a mid-morning meeting again so we had to get there early. I don't like getting there early because the mosquitos are bad and its too dark to see into the deeper spots of the creek so we always miss teeth. Regardless, early fossil hunting is better than no fossil hunting at all so we chose early fossil hunting. We could see by the line of garbage high on the bank of the ditch that the water really ripped through so we were exited right away.

The weezling and I always hunt side-by-side. When we go in, I let him go where he wants and I just take the other side. We've been to this spot so many times that we are both well aware of where the best layer is eroding out of the ditch. It jumps from side to side like most places, and since I did so well yesterday I figured I would just let him bounce around so he could find something, too. That strategy was the opposite of effective today! No matter what he did, he picked the wrong side every time he moved. I was on auto-pilot vacuuming up teeth wherever I went. He really started getting mad near the end of the ditch. Its easy to hear in the video. "Oh COME ON!" seemed to be his phrase of the day as I kept racking up nice teeth each time he changed sides. Not that he wasn't finding teeth, just not the good ones. I asked him if he thought I was bogarting all the teeth and he said "no, the ditch just hates me." I told him that the ditch was indifferent to him, but it really liked me that day. And the finds really were great - many angustidens, a parotodus, and the biggest reef shark tooth I have ever seen. And its not like he did terrible - he did find a nice angustidens and a whale tooth, which for most people would be a banner day.

I have created a fossil-hungry monster.

Location Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA

Date Added8/2/2009

Monster sized angustidens - we don't find them this big just laying out in the open very often.
I love the colors on this hemipristis!

Giant Reef Shark Tooth
Giant Reef Shark Tooth
Angustidens Shark Tooth
Angustidens Shark Tooth
Posterior Parotodus benedeni
Posterior Parotodus benedeni

nice report - 8/2/2009
Reviewer : fossilboy from New York United States
Total Rating : 10
Great finds, The 2 3/8" Angustidens is killer Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
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Jealous - 8/2/2009
Reviewer : Toofless from
Total Rating : 10
The colors are amazing! Really enjoy the videos! Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
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