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Sweet victory! I score an awesome meg.

A few days ago I decided to check out a spot DW had informed me about awhile back. I got to the spot and noticed a small trench had been dug out and a lot of the layer was just barely underwater. When I first started to dig I began to notice this was some really good layer and had that feeling I’m going to find something awesome here. It was that aquamarine colored clay rich with big rocks, whale bones, and pretty colored teeth. I brought my swifter and attempted to swift, but this kind of layer doesn’t exactly swift very well and I was digging blindly into the layer destroying just about everything I found. So, I decided this was a loss cause and I didn’t want to take anymore chances breaking more teeth. In disappointment I left, but I would wait a few days for the water to dry up and then return. The day had come for me to come back and I brought my little brother and nephew along. On the ride there I was already telling them this spot has some potential for finding some really nice teeth and that I was going to be the first to score a nice meg. We jumped down into the trench and began digging away. My nephew was the first to get tired of digging and went off to go play on the hills which he found to be more entertaining. I was having no problems finding whale bones, but very few teeth and it was the same for my brother. As I was digging away I hear a sound that I can’t quite describe, but it’s one of those scary noises when you realize your shovel just hit the root of a large meg for which I had mistaken to be of whale bone when it first started to appear. Before I started to cry like a wuss and ask my brother to hit me over the head with the shovel. I examined the tooth once more and to my astonishment I realized the tooth had remained whole and appeared to have no signs of damage from my shovel. After not finding a whole meg of this size and quality for awhile finding one now has really made me greatly appreciate finding megs. I’ll be carrying around and sleeping with this one under my pillow for days.
Location Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA

Date Added10/12/2006


4 1/2" Megalodon Shark Tooth
4 1/2" Megalodon Shark Tooth





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