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I made it by the skin of my teeth

I had been watching the water levels in the Peace River all week. Even with a couple decent rain showers during the week the level remained doable for some snorkeling. I got up and got my gear together and packed a cooler and then headed out for my coffee before heading over to the river. The weather looked gorgeous. Nice and sunny and perfect for lighting up the bottom for some fanning.

I got the car parked and got all of my stuff together and made my way over to the water. The river seemed a little deeper than what I remembered from the last time I went. I decided to go back to my honey spot that I had been working the previous week. Right off the bat without having to do any fanning I found a nice 1.5 inch tooth laying amongst the algae-covered rocks. I grabbed my camera to have on hand for any future finds. I was fortunate enough to get some of my better finds on camera.

The hunting was decent in terms of fragments. I didn't find too many whole teeth this trip but I made a couple nice finds. I also managed to find a complete, what I'm guessing is a foot bone of some sort. I also found a nice piece of fossilized wood, a sweet horse tooth, a nice fragment of mastodon molar enamel and an armadillo scoot. Toward the end of the hunt I noticed the sky had darkend and thunder was booming off in the distance. I figured I had better hurry and get back to the car. Just as I started driving the sky opened up and the rain began to really pour. The lightning was so bad I even saw a lightning bolt hit a power pole! I had never seen that before. The trip wasn't as long as I would have liked but I still had a good time.

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Location Peace River, Florida, USA

Date Added6/6/2010

Piece of fossilized wood, a dugong rib bone fragment, horse tooth, turtle shell fragment, mastodon molar enamel and a mystery bone
Sharks' teeth, a fish barb and an armadillo scute

Paleo detective.
Paleo detective.
Peace River gold
Peace River gold
A Horse Tale
A Horse Tale

- 6/6/2010
Reviewer : Greg S from Maryland United States
Total Rating : 10
Great post! I really enjoyed the video, you got some really good shots in. I was able to hunt the Peace River for my first time recently and I was impressed with the variety of fossils you can find there. Content Quality : 10 of 10

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Outstanding - 6/7/2010
Reviewer : Toofless from
Total Rating : 10
Those are pretty nice finds for there. I really enjoy the video so keep 'em coming. I like how your fingers are more pruney at each find. Haha! Thanks for posting! Content Quality : 10 of 10

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Love the Video! - 6/11/2010
Reviewer : dw from Summerville South Carolina United States
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Thanks everyone! - 6/14/2010
Reviewer : aworkman from Florida United States
Total Rating : 10
Thanks for the comments. Luckily the conditions have been good for underwater video. I will continue to post for as long as Mother Nature allows it. Content Quality : 10 of 10

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