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9/16" Reef Shark Tooth

This is only the 3rd complete reef shark tooth I've ever found, and its got a GREAT story, but its kind of gross so stop reading here if you're easily disturbed...
I finished my diet pepsi big slam just as I arrived at the pond, and while I dearly wanted to hunt, I REALLY had to pee. I waited until the last minute before I went, and there wasn't time to head to the woods. I had to go right where I was. Of course, I used the eroding properties of the stream to rinse away some dirt, and wouldn't you know that I revealed this little beauty with it. I stood there and contemplated whether I would pick it up. I had always told others that I would pick up a meg that I had "eroded" in the same fasion, but I never figured the opportunity would ever present itself. Of course I picked it up and rinsed it in the pond water, which was slightly cleaner than pee. Now the tooth is clean, as are my hands, and I'm glad I picked it up :-)
Location Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
Species Carcharoides catticus
Age Oligocene Epoch
Formation Hawthorne Formation
Category Shark Teeth
Length 9/16 inches

Date Added3/3/2004


A trio of stealth missions
A trio of stealth missions





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