I got out of work early Friday with a mission. Due to big fossil hunting plans the following weekend I was closely monitoring the water levels at GMR to ensure some great fossil locations would be accessible. So with a beautiful sunny blue sky overhead I started the hour and a half trip up to Greenville.
I finally made it with a couple hours of daylight to spare and after fighting some ridiculous Greenville rush hour traffic and donned my fossil hunting attire. Which most people wouldn’t be caught dead wearing in public, but, we fossil hunters aren’t most people now are we!
I happily noticed the water levels had gone down from the previous weekends and hopped in the creek and made my way upstream to a new spot I wanted to check out. So once I got there, I located the gravel beds and started digging.
Now the funny part. As I was standing there knee deep in a creek I start hearing this duck start quacking. So as it sounded close I stopped shoveling and started looking around, upstream, downstream, above me, the duck kept quacking but I wasn’t seeing anything. I must be going crazy. Then I realized I was playing with my cell phone ringtone the night before and must have not changed it back. Feeling quite foolish I pulled out my cell phone in time to miss the call. Note to self, don’t carry quacking cell phone with you into a creek.
Unfortunately in the two hours I spent in the creek, the nice finds just didn’t come. Its sad when your best finds of the day are 16 cents. But I did manage one slightly worn tiger shark tooth and then the usual mix.
And yes, the trip report is a little late. But better late then never. Just a warning, this is the first of a few late reports coming in the next couple days. Don’t worry, no more duck calls.
Until next time, good hunting.