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Schooled by my Star Pupil

My son and I visited an old faithful fossil hunting spot in Summerville SC. Like most spots it used to be better than it is now but still we went because we thought we could find some nice smaller teeth from the Ashley formation which is exposed all over the place there.

The best method I have for hunting the spot is to use a clear bottom bucket to see through the water ripples to the bottom. My son soon tired of the tediousness of it all and walked on ahead scanning the banks while I searched the bottom. I kept offering him to use the bucket but he kept turning me down. He didn't need it! He was finding better stuff than me without it, while suffering none of the back pain!

After a while the weezling got pretty far ahead of me. I hadn't seen him in a few minutes and he suddenly came around the corner in front of me. Excitedly he says, "Dad, I found a really nice one. You need to bring the camera." I hurriedly followed him asking questions the whole way.

"Is it nice?"

"Oh yah, its nice."

"Better than the last one?"

"I think so, but I don't know if the tip is there. If it is, its the best one I've ever found!"

I was pretty excited at this point because he has found some pretty nice stuff over the years. When we arrived, I saw a big, gorgeous tooth laying nearly completely exposed. Only the tip was under the sand. I flipped on the video camera to record the big moment and it was well worth the wait. It was whole! 2 1/4 inches of oligocene Angustidens beauty. Finding teeth like this one is why we do this hobby.

He was so proud of that tooth, and I was so happy to share the moment of the unveiling. What great fortune! It's the best tooth I've seen from this particular location in several years!

Location Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA

ID3594
Memberdw
Date Added1/24/2010

  

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sweet - 1/24/2010
Reviewer : Govinn from Virginia United States
Total Rating : 10
it must run in the family. :) Content Quality : 10 of 10

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good times - 1/24/2010
Reviewer : sharkdentist from
Total Rating : 10
that is awesome you guys find some nice stuff maybe you will take me out one day...... Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

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Awesome! - 1/24/2010
Reviewer : MikeDOTB from North Carolina United States
Total Rating : 10
I'm gonna have to make my way down there to find an Angy! But not before I find an NC Ric! Content Quality : 10 of 10

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- 1/25/2010
Reviewer : Daryl from Maryland United States
Total Rating : 10
The apple doesn't fall too far from the tree... Awesome find Weez, make sure it goes into your display case though and not dad's. Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

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- 1/27/2010
Reviewer : Fat Boy from Maryland United States
Total Rating : 10
"He was so proud of that tooth, and I was so happy to share the moment of the unveiling." That's what it's all about...he'll certainly remember that tooth DW as will you, but each time he'll remember that you were there with him. Great job Weezling, and also kudos to your Dad for being just that for ya! Content Quality : 10 of 10

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awsome - 1/30/2010
Reviewer : 2bears from
Total Rating : 10
great job...that is an awsome tooth, I love you guy's videos Content Quality : 10 of 10

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thanks for all the comments - 2/5/2010
Reviewer : weezling from
Total Rating : No Rating
it is a good tooth
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Nice toof! - 2/10/2010
Reviewer : McDeazy from United States
Total Rating : 10
Great video and an even better tooth! Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
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