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5-9-09 Look with your eyes not your hands

This weekend was a lot better than last weekend. I came up from NC to get a little R&R and ended up getting up at the crack of morning to hit the beaches. For some reason I can’t seem to sleep in when I’m home for the weekend. All I can think about are the teeth on the beach that I will NEVER see if I don’t get my butt out of bed and go get them!! I haven’t slept past 6am in over 2 months. When I’m off I’m either at GMR or back home on the beaches of VA. Thank God my woman is so understanding of my obsession. She laughs and calls me her “little geek.” Which is quite funny because I am not little, and I’m not a geek… ok, well, maybe a little… I guess that makes me a little geek… my God, she was right!!!

 

All in all it was a great weekend. I found my first whale bone with bite marks. I ran into bmorefossils who came down with a friend to hunt. Hey Bmore… you hunted my beach now you have to let me hunt one of yours!! He ID’d one of my finds on the spot. It’s a Giant Porpoise tooth; however, the tip is broken. I found many nice teeth. If you ever see a nice tooth that I don’t point out then please let me know. I don’t always realize the rare ones when I see them.

 

Also, I don’t think I’ve ever been so embarrassed on the beach as I was that day. Bmore’s friend had found two REALLY nice mako’s. They were 2+ inches. He showed them to me and I picked it up, looked at it, went to give it back to him followed by several nice compliments, and DROPPED it!!!!! It all happened in slow motion… All I could do was pray while this jewel was falling to the rock, shell, and sand mixture below. My prayer went something like this… “Please, God, don’t let this tooth break or chip when it lands on the ground. I promise I’ll be a good boy and eat all my vegetables.” My prayer was answered because it didn’t chip as it bounced off of a shell. I would have given him the 2.5”+ mako that I found a few weeks earlier if it had broken. He was so cool about it which made it a lot better for me. Thanks man, I can’t remember your name, sorry. Anyway, I learned a valuable lesson… Look with your eyes not your hands.

Location Surry County, Virginia, USA

ID3368
MemberGovinn
Date Added6/2/2009

Let me know if you see anything rare. Lots of good stuff in this one.
  

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Comments
- 6/2/2009
Reviewer : bmorefossil from
Total Rating : 10
hey! i have been waiting for this post haha, yea you did real well that day. The giant dolphin is really nice, i have yet to find one but two weeks in a row i had to deal with someone finding one while i was fossiling. I had fun down there but not on the way back. I get to Kings Dominion and my car breaks down!!!! took me 5 hours to get home but still it was great meeting you, your a pretty cool guy so i wouldnt mind showing you around the bay, I didnt find to much that day, i was looking for a meg from there i heard they look really nice but i only came away with a partial. We went over to another beach and ran into a little property issue but the owner was really nice and told us we could hunt there anytime and that we should knock on his door next time. I think Ill be sticking closer to home, I wish I could live down there to find the big ones but Maryland is my home and im proud to say that, the big teeth may not be as common but Im sure my luck will turn around one day and ill find something worth showing off. It was interesting finding all the shark verts, one ended up being a megalodon vert which was nice because i only have 2 of them. The big one is just sitting there waiting for you so im sure its only a matter of time before you find it. Good luck, I hope to meet you again. Content Quality : 10 of 10

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Great finds!! - 6/3/2009
Reviewer : Down by the banks from
Total Rating : 10
Thats a nice size pile of teeth there bud. It's cool when you find bones w/ bite marks on them. Content Quality : 10 of 10

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- 6/3/2009
Reviewer : denttech from Virginia United States
Total Rating : 10
That looks like a great day to me. Geek maybe ,Little definitely not Call me next time you are up I'll come hunt with ya Content Quality : 10 of 10

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