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9/18/09

Sorry it's been so long since my last post . I have been so busy here lately I haven't had much time for hunting. I did manage to get out last Friday for a sun up hunt. It was raining and there was a thick fog shrouding the James. The tide was low and getting lower with steady chop churning the shell laden sand. I spent about twenty minuets wishing I had a flash light while I waited for enuf light to see. After a dozen false alarms I found a small dusky in the dark. I thought to myself, this is going to be a good day. Once I could see I started down the beach, slowly searching the water line and the newly exposed shore. I was finding lots of little teeth and a few ray plates. Then I found a nice little tiger shark tooth and it was perfect, good serrations, light blue enamel and a thick black root. Sweet, best tooth of the day I thought, just happy to be out in the rain in wet shoes. Out the corner of my eye I saw a dinged up little cow sticking half out of the sand, I scooped it up before the waves reclaimed it, ninja. I found a few more teeth and a busted Mako before I decided to call it a day and go get some lunch. On the way back I found the largest porpoise tooth i have ever found. It had no enamel and was well worn with a long root. I could be wrong, it could be a small whale... but isn't a porpoise a small whale... so I may be right after all. I hope I can get out to the beach some time this week. I haven't found anything big in a long time and I think my time has come. Oh yeah I didn't tell you why I haven't been hunting lately. I just bought my first house!!! Wow, so many things to do so little time and so much money. But things should be settling down here before to long, we had been looking for over the last six months.I have been the house hunter instead of shark tooth hunter. I am looking forward to this winter and some good storms, teeth will be waiting and I will be there. DBTB
Location Surry County, Virginia, USA

ID3504
MemberDown by the banks
Date Added9/28/2009

  

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Congrats! - 9/30/2009
Reviewer : Govinn from Virginia United States
Total Rating : No Rating
Hey man! Congrats on the house!!! I wish that I could have been there, but I'm stuck in NC for a while... I can't wait to see the pics! Post them already!!! :)
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- 10/2/2009
Reviewer : Daryl from Maryland United States
Total Rating : 10
I'm a bit envious that you get to find the large tiger shark teeth (Cuvier) where you collect. It's one of my favorite teeth to find at Lee Creek since it's not something we find along Calvert Cliffs. Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
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