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SPEACHLESS 10/9

 

As I mentioned in my last post I haven't found anything big in a while and I feel my time is coming.

5 A.M. , my alarm invades my dreams of ancient seas and its monsters. Preferring the darkest depths, I silenced the alarm and fell back into the abyss. Not but 10 minutes later, my eyes opened quickly to the realization of what I must do. The sun was coming, whether or not I met it, it was up to me. I rolled out the bed threw on some shorts, a sweat shirt and some busted vans. I said  bye to Katie and grabbed my keys. A hot cup of 711’s finest, am talk radio and few dead Kennedy songs later I pulled up to the banks of the James river. The tide was low and the water was calm. There was a gentle breeze and the cry of osprey in the distance. I found a few small sand tigers and a sweet little Hemi with feeding damage. Then I found a broken mako but it had good size to it and a perfect root. Shame, that would have a really nice tooth. After a few hours with the tide coming back in, I turned around and started back down the beach toward my car. I looked at the teeth that I had found and admired the mako. The plan was to hit up a few other beaches further up river. As I walked I searched higher up near the cliffs hoping to see something shimmer in the sand.  After a few false alarms my pace quickened with anticipation of the next beach and a still medium tide to search in. Then I saw a small bit of bone poking out of some shells. I always check bits of bone for feeding imprints and to see if I can identify the species or can tell what part of the animal it was. Thinking it was just another piece of whale bone I bent down to pick it up…

Even describing this makes my heart race.

What I thought was just another bit of bone, just kept coming until I was holding a monster 5 and ½ inch Meg. From what I can remember I ran to the river and  washed it off then walked around in circles cursing. I couldn’t believe my eyes. Heart beating out of my chest I walked back to my car staring at the treasure in my hand. I decided I was going to skip the trip to the other beaches and just head home. Driving back tooth in my lap and a smile on my face I thought of my father and how proud he would have been of me.

I needed that.

DBTB

 

Location Surry County, Virginia, USA

ID3511
MemberDown by the banks
Date Added10/9/2009

Largest Meg I have EVER found. I have been looking for this tooth for six years.
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Comments
Congratulations! - 10/10/2009
Reviewer : dw from Summerville South Carolina United States
Total Rating : No Rating
Glad you snagged the big one!
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- 10/10/2009
Reviewer : denttech from Virginia United States
Total Rating : 10
Wayyyyyyy to go. Thats a nice find even though its not perfect.. Still waiting to find mine. Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
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- 10/10/2009
Reviewer : jax from Texas United States
Total Rating : 10
Great story! Made my heart race too! The bad side is perfect Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
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Awesome! - 10/11/2009
Reviewer : MikeDOTB from North Carolina United States
Total Rating : 10
Congrats! I really need to get out, I havnt gone looking in over a month! I think your post just pushed me over the top! Glad you found a big one! Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
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What, no ground shot? - 10/12/2009
Reviewer : SharkDog from
Total Rating : 10
Just kidding! I can't even make myself stop to get ground shots of stupid trilobites that I have dozens of. Really, WOW!! What an awesome tooth. Nice chocolate color too. Too bad that shark had a tongue stud and chipped the inner enamel off. I told him not to get a piercing! See what will happen to your own teeth, kids? Content Quality : 10 of 10
Great story, with suspense!

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10
SHARKDOG WANT!

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
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- 10/13/2009
Reviewer : Daryl from Maryland United States
Total Rating : 10
"Mega-congrats" on the tooth. I stil lremember the day I found my big Meg years ago - awesome feeling. Glad you got the big one out of the way, now you can relax a little, until the next time you think yo usee "bone" sticking out of the sand! Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
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- 10/19/2009
Reviewer : brachiomyback from
Total Rating : 10
Great story and great find. congrats!!!! Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
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- 10/21/2009
Reviewer : Govinn from Virginia United States
Total Rating : 10
Dude, you know my thoughts on this one... WOW!!! I can see you walking in circles holding this tooth looking down at it and not believing what you are seeing. I know your dad is proud of you as well as all of us!! Congrats again on an awesome tooth!! Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
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Awesome tooth DBTB! - 10/22/2009
Reviewer : Fat Boy from Maryland United States
Total Rating : 10
I'm impressed with that tooth, awesome find! I have yet to find one like that but hopefully my heart will react that same way that your's did. Congrats and thanks for sharing your story, it was a very good read for me! Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
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baller status! - 10/22/2009
Reviewer : tonyholt from Maryland United States
Total Rating : 10
dude Ive been reading your postd for a while now and most of them are very modest. You were due for monster down there in lower va. AWESOME find! So amazing you got it on the beach ....looks like it just left matrix. Serrations look good. Mega awesome Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
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- 10/29/2009
Reviewer : johnny from
Total Rating : 10
Congratulations on the tooth, you deserve it! Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
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Awesome!!! - 11/5/2009
Reviewer : obsessed1 from Maryland United States
Total Rating : 10
Great tooth..you have been due for a big one for quite some time. Congrats! Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
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- 12/2/2009
Reviewer : Chris from
Total Rating : 10
WOW!!! I have not been on in a while...that is quite a find...big grats!!! Love the brick colors of those VA teeth!!! Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
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