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Morning Glory

I'm getting behind on my posts again. I can barely keep up with collecting, much less posting. Please forgive the tardiness of my update - I promise to provide a steady diet of paleo-nourishment to you as my willing and eager penance.

Last Monday I woke up early, and the bluster of a strange early morning thunderstorm was the cause. The pounding rain obscured by view of my neighbors' houses and the street was covered with rushing water. I was salivating at the thought of a mid-day fossil hunt after the water level went down. I quickly finished enough work so that no one would care that I took a few hours to go play in the ditch. Oh, it was worth going, too! I started finding little teeth right away. As I progressed through the ditch, the teeth started getting larger. The better sediments are further up the ditch. The best shark teeth were a nice Isurus desori and Carcharocles angustidens, both with fantastic color. The find of the day was a tapir tooth with a lot of root intact. In all the years I've been collecting, this was the first tapir tooth I found with any root intact. Make sure to click on the tooth image below for more pictures and information about the position.

Location Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA

Date Added9/5/2009

Here's a closeup of the desori.
Here's a ground shot of the desori.
And the nice little angustidens...
I like this ground shot a lot better than the desori!

Tapir Tooth
Tapir Tooth

- 9/7/2009
Reviewer : Flex68 from Virginia United States
Total Rating : 10
Nice finds! I agree that the tapir tooth is the best find of all, though I would consider it to have been a great day of hunting even without it! (All I would find in ditches, here in SW VA, would be trash and leaves, LOL) Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
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