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Well, it looks like the rainy season is finally coming. Went to Brownville today, hiked down river from the boatramp to where those houses overlook the river, found a bison tooth, various shark teeth and a few good mammoth frags. I was working on a hole in knee deep water, saw about a 30 pound turtle, then i'm digging look down next to my leg and see a huge fish, I came up outta that hole! So I go back up near the houses and start a new hole in shallower water. So I'm digging away, I look up and see a HUGE dog about 8 ft away just looking at me, not growling not barking so far so good! Now he starts approaching me, I put my digging basket (big) between his massive head and me, but he is determined to sniff me, so I lower the basket and he smells behind me. Off he trots, so I go to walk back to my bike at the park. This dog is waiting (so it seemed) I try going in deeper water the dog swims (of course) I have no choice but to pass him. Fortunately, for me he just wanted petted. At least no gators! I was out Sunday, this recent rain bouht it up about 6 inches. We have had a long season, it looks like it is coming to a close. Well, heres to really high water and a good dry season next year! Nice puppy! Luckily!
A question about Brownville, I am going in a little while, last time I did well walking to the big gravel beds about a mile down from the boatramp, however I understand those are well known and hard hit. My question is, if I head upriver, will I find less hard hit areas? I would walk up to 2 miles or so, far enough to pass most of the walk ins. Any advice? I will post my results tonight, thanks TFF.
So I went to Brownville on the peace river, in fl, Today. Usually, I dig in an area fairly close to public access (foot). Today, I walked downstream about a mile, saw some big rock beds that looked like spoil piles, walking along I find a mammoth tooth right on top! On a dry bed! Looking a little further, I see a really big vert, half exposed! What a day! The mammoth tooth is strange, it covers the hand, but is small (not broken) The occlusal surface consists of about 6 ridges and valleys and is 2 1/2 inches thick by 4 inches wide. The only camera I have, at the moment, is my sucky laptop, sorry. The tooth looks whole, is it deciduous? Any thoughts on the vert? Cetacion? I will update this thread with better photos at some point. Could not believe my luck! Surface finds in a relatively, well picked area. The fossil Gods are good!