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Another great weekend

This weekend presented itself as another opportunity to hit the beach. I went home to attend my girlfriend’s birthday party with her family and once again found myself on the beach at night until 3:30am. I don’t know why, but I can’t seem to pull myself away. On Friday I worked a 12-hour day, and then drove 5 hours to get home. I arrived at midnight. I dressed in warm clothes and hit the beach with flashlights in hand. I had to hunt on my family’s beach since it was much closer than my normal spot. I did well for a night hunt.

The next day was her birthday (actually, she was born on Leap Day), so I got up at 7am and hit the beach before they all woke up. I get a call at 4:30pm asking if I’m still alive, and if I’m planning on attending the party… OOOPS, time slipped away from me again. After several sincere apologies and a really nice gift, I’m back in good graces. Everyone is having a good time at the party, but all I can think about is what teeth I didn’t get a chance to find. I know… I need a life, right!?! After everyone gets toasted (with a little help from Jose Cuervo), I decide to slip out and head back to the beach, where I found several more REALLY nice teeth.  I was there until 1:30am. It was raining, cold, very dark, and the tide was EXTREMELY high. Conditions couldn’t be any worse for me, but I still managed to find a few teeth.  At one point I thought there was a bobcat or some other large predatory animal following me. It was then that I made an executive decision and vacated the beach in a VERY rapid manner. I didn’t know what was worse… fighting for my life on the beach or jumping in the water to save myself and freezing to death. I think I made the right decision because I’m here now writing about it. 

I got up early the next day and hit the beach. Once again, I made several nice finds in the pouring rain. The temperature was dropping quickly, and I had to prepare for my trip back to NC. After all was said and done, I had a great weekend even including my imaginary near death experience.

Location Surry County, Virginia, USA

ID3241
MemberGovinn
Date Added3/3/2009

2-27-09 at night
2-28-09 morning
2-28-09 evening and night
3-1-09 morning
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Comments
- 3/3/2009
Reviewer : denttech from Virginia United States
Total Rating : 10
Looks like I hit the wrong beach... Nice finds... Glad your day was better than mine. I'll have a good day like that soon (I hope). Content Quality : 10 of 10

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- 3/3/2009
Reviewer : Down by the banks from
Total Rating : 10
Great post. Keep it up. Content Quality : 10 of 10

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Thanks - 3/3/2009
Reviewer : Govinn from Virginia United States
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Thanks DBTB. Hey Steve, I found the teeth on 2-28 evening/night in your old stomping grounds... :)
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- 3/3/2009
Reviewer : Daryl from Maryland United States
Total Rating : 10
somebody's got the fever! nice finds...you got a little bit of everything! Content Quality : 10 of 10

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- 3/3/2009
Reviewer : eastcoastmeg from
Total Rating : 10
Way to go and thanks for the report. You dedication is paying off. You kinda remind me of, well, me. Keep the reports comming. I love the mako's, they are my favorite. Content Quality : 10 of 10

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Cool stuff - 3/4/2009
Reviewer : Fat Boy from Maryland United States
Total Rating : 10
Looks like in pic #2 in addition to your teeth, not only did you get the nose of the bonito, you may have found it's tail (hypural fan), and you've got some more otoliths, a piece of shark cartilage, and a porpoise tooth. Nice day. Content Quality : 10 of 10

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that is - 3/4/2009
Reviewer : sawblade from
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freakin awesome!!!! sounds like something i would do for sure!!!!
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