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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

ID3475
Memberdw
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!
  

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Comments
- 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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