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Found 13 results

  1. Rapp Creek hunting

    Spent extra time looking for a spot, wandered the creek trying holes (not so deep). A few spots that looked spectacular and virtually a wall of shells yielded nothing. Most spots where there were loose shells in the creek also had small teeth (mostly broken sand tiger, nothing spectacular or big). Overall lots of teeth, but quality was not great. My "best" spots required a lot of digging. But the weather was nice, Spring-like and it was a pleasant hunt. Found ten or so drum teeth, three ecphora (one small one is complete), four angel shark teeth, a tooth in matrix (I don't see many of those, fine serrations), badly broken cowshark, four vertebra-- all different. Most of the triangular bull shark/ dusky/ gray shark teeth I find have fine serrations, two today had pronounced (including the biggest tooth), but not as striking as the usual hemipristis(?). Found a tiger shark tooth, much more common on the beaches. So still looking for a good spot, lot of digging ahead, but a good problem to have.
  2. rapp creek hunting

    Went into the woods and hunted the creek some, major rain shuffled stuff up. Found a whole scallop, the two shells together for a million years but fell down with my bucket, broke the pectan apart, broke one, and also two partially broken ecphora are now wholely broken (fortunately I'm not broken). May have lost a few teeth as well. Found at least one broken cowshark (possibly three?), and several angel shark teeth, a few drum (probably more when the other stuff in the bucket dries) and mostly tiny teeth. The most interesting find was a black vertabra with weird paired processes on each side. Lots of water in the creek, but a nice day for hunting!
  3. rapp creek hunting

    Made a final trip into the woods prior to opening of deer season here. Don't think they'll bother me if I avoid disturbing their game a few days before hunts. We had a lot of rain and shells and bits were everywhere in the creek. Surprising that I didn't spot much in the creek bed, but screening yielded the usual small stuff I find (eight angel shark teeth and a bunch of drum teeth-- tried to stand then flip over--, pieces unfortunately of two cow shark teeth, lots of sand tiger shark spikes, tiny teeth). Nothing big. Picked up an almost intact ecphora, bigger busted ones washed out everywhere along with with scallops (Chesapectins) and frilly oysters. I don't usually mess with shells. Beach has been horrible lately (wrong wind), but may be my only hunting for the next week. Maybe time to go fishing!
  4. rapp creek hunting

    Went out to find a new spot. After a few unproductive but relaxing hours (not as humid, not many mosquitoes, lots of frogs), I found a spot that yielded a bunch of small teeth, including a cowshark and three angelshark teeth. Also found pieces of at least three tiger shark teeth (rare in my old spots) Found a piece of frog(?) jaw with three flattened teeth (small but bigger than most I've found). I thought I had found another Mako ventral tooth, but it has serrations, heavy at the bottom and fine in the middle edges of the blade. People here IDed it as a hemi ventral tooth. Picked up about 20 "drum teeth" but half lacked the distinctive glossy top and hollow bottoms (and a few black shell bits discarded with the small black round rocks). Hopefully the "vein" won't die out like the last spot!
  5. rapp creek hunting

    Been a while and really wanted to see what all the rain had done to my favorite spots. Best was silted in worse than before (guess I'll wait until Fall). There were shells washed out everywhere, and lots of sifting through shells, pebbles and sand yielded what I usually find, maybe more split teeth than usual (no idea why?) and more tilly bones, and lots of croc? teeth(?) with patches of flaking enamel. The humidity was unusually low so I spent a long time (five hours) hunting and didn't feel like I was finding that much, but the quantity turned out to be pretty good. Two cowshark pieces, three angel shark teeth, One weird pathological tooth (?; near penny), a narrow mako/ great white tooth(?) (too heavy and broad for a sand tiger tooth, but has a small cusp or two), a sting ray barb, a nice vertebra, and a bonito nose, not common here. Picked up a lot of what I thought were drum teeth, but after drying only about a dozen had the glossy top and hollow bottom.
  6. rapp creek hunting

    After heavy rains for the past week, was hoping stuff would be re-arranged in my creek and new stuff would be visible. The reverse happened; my favorite spots were silted and sanded in. Much of the creek bed had changed water flow, and hardly any of the usual shells were visible just sand everywhere. Good to be hunting again. Most of the frogs were gone (probably eaten) but saw a few fearless ones. So did some digging and screening; nothing big, a bonito nose, a small skate stinger, vertebrae, some broken cow shark teeth, lots of drum teeth, three or four angelshark teeth, and rare (for me) a small rough tiger shark tooth. More rain predicted for the next week, more exploring for me.
  7. rapp creek hunting

    Went out to the same creek. Muggy and hot, and not finding much beyond six angel shark teeth, and the usual spikes some with cusps, and lots of broken stuff (so I picked up a lot of glossy black marked stuff to go thru later out of boredom; some pictured). Mosquitoes when cloudy, biting flies when sunny. Medium sized frogs (3-4") everywhere and seemed totally unafraid, kept climbing on my digging stuff and equipment and shoes ; was hoping they were eating the biting bugs, but seemed to be lots of small salamanders where they were more concentrated. Although expected the water quality to be excellent with all the life around, I noticed a 'swimming itch'-like rash on both forearms a few hours after reaching home, probably from reaching up under banks and scrapping against mud, shell bits, sand and gravel. Seems to be going away now. Hoping for a good thunderstorm to flush out the creek a bit, maybe tonight.
  8. After a lot of rain was hoping more teeth would be exposed, but mostly just more sand silting and much of what I found was small or broken and the angel shark teeth seemed to have washed out but I found more further down the creek. Did find a few more smaller Great White ancestor teeth and lots of brown enamel drum 'teeth'. The poison ivy, mosquitoes and deer flies are out in force; baby crayfish are everywhere as well as frogs and minnows. The local kids will get out of school soon and some will find their way to 'my' spots, so I'll leave it to them for a bit.
  9. My last trip for a while with summer crowds coming, some of which will spill over into my hunting area. The recent rains exposed many picked over shells and silted over other spots, but overall there are places that are now easier to dig and sift. Tried a finer mesh, hoping for a nurse shark tooth; still drying but so far only angel shark teeth, the usual bull and sand shark teeth and one broken cow shark tooth. The highlight was a pretty mako tooth; perfect blade and intact root (although tip is curved slightly lingually on the end). These teeth and smaller Megalodons were common when hunting this area 30 to 40 years ago, but the first I've found there in a long time, really surprised me.
  10. rapp creek hunting

    Nice Spring outing, very green, nice balance of frogs, salamanders, nesting birds (in the creek bank?), with poison ivy growing well and more background construction/ farming noise than usual. Not much has changed in the creek bed, could use a good rain to wash out more. The tooth hunting was slow (probably because I wasn't working at it hard enough). Still, came out with a nice intact(?) ecphora, two broken cow shark teeth, four angel shark teeth and a bunch of drum teeth (or facsimiles thereof; don't usually pick them up unless pretty, but it was a slow day). Some stuff in matrix, unusual for the creek but nothing clearly exciting. The sand shark teeth were small and many broken (guess the kids in the area have been picking these). Picked up a lot of bits and pieces (a few of the smaller ones are in the photo; guessing many are turtle= my default for flat pieces that look like but are not seashells). More to sort through. Small stuff to puzzle over.
  11. Rapp creek hunting

    Back to the same hole I have been mining. Really nice weather, which brought out the mosquitoes. Found lots of sand shark, some bull/ dusky shark, several more angel shark, and the smallest cowshark tooth I've ever found (and a small one with big root and small tooth that I don't recognize). I looked hard in the area where I found the ulna with quill attachments last week and did find more bone pieces, and busted teeth(?). Many were "whale bone" (including two pieces that were one earlier, fit together well) but two were more interesting, although non-descript. I'll try to add some better pictures of those two. 2-16-18-teeth.pdf 2-16-18-tiny-teeth.pdf 2-16-18-bone.pdf 2-16-18-bone2.pdf
  12. Rapp Creek

    Still no big teeth to take back to the school teacher in Singapore. But more variety; lots of little teeth including a small mako and two cowshark fragments, some weird small vertebra, small coral ball, turtle shell fragments, some unidentified fossil bits and pieces (pick up when bored; spend lots of time on afterwards?),and a small ecphora (don't usually collect shells, but she likes them).
  13. Post Oak Creek Microtooth ID help

    I brought home a bucket of gravel from Post oak creek in Sherman Tx. to sift through, and came across this beauty. The size is approx. 1.5 to 2 mm.
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