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Found 36 results

  1. I took my 7 year old grandson and my stepdaughters boyfriend on their first fossil hunting trip yesterday. We had a blast and some cool finds. The Xipahctinus pectoral fin and other nice fin piece were my finds of the day. My stepdaughters boyfriend found a really nice shark tooth and a mosasaur vert. My grandson picked up every rock known to man and chased frogs most of the day. Lol
  2. Water snake and catfish fight in a Texas creek

    From the album Cartier's favoroite fossils

    Hint, The snake won.
  3. Fossil ID

    Found this 20 years ago. have packed it around always wonder what it is ..found 20 miles due West of Ellensburg Wa ..I see the head of something looking from left to right . opposite in picture .the head is almost the size of the rock .the white mass is center of it's mouth and eye is located just above that ..there appears to be scales of some kind on the back of it and a patch of green on the bottom. It is all coiled up hope the pictures I have are good enough to ID it ...it is roughly the size of a good potatoe ..
  4. I decided on a whim to go fossil hunting yesterday. I took off on the 2 hr drive to get to my favorite area the North Sulphur River Texas. I jumped off in three creeks to see footprints everywhere. I decided to go try a creek I spotted a few years ago but never tried. It paid off. I found my first NSR echinoid after 4yrs of heavy hunting. Echinoids are quite rare at NSR. I also found a really cool Pachydiscus ammonite with an Inoceramid on it. I think I"ll try that creek again in the future.
  5. Fun day on the North Sulphur River Texas. We saw some cool wildlife. Here's my finds. A nice mix of pleisosaur, mosasaur, enchodus, shark, turtle, horse, coprolite and artifacts.
  6. Snake Vertebra?

    Hey everyone, I'd like to know what you think about this vertebra I found on the peace river last February. I know people find snake verts once in a while on the river and was wondering if this specimen had any traits that would determine its identity whether it be more general or specific. I know that not everyone knows the size reference when using American currency, the vert is 1.5 cm from the top of the process to the bottom and about .8 cm long at its longest point.
  7. Fossil snake skin

    has there ever been any fossil shed snake skins?
  8. Interested in vertebrae. But this is real snake or other animal? Sea snake Vertebrae (Boid Snake) Ypresian, Lover Eaocene age, Khouribga plateau phosphate mines, Morocco
  9. Snake fossil?

    I found this in a rubble pile in my back yard today - South West Missouri. I am definitely a noob but I haven't found anything like this before. Could it be a small snake fossil?
  10. Cretaceous Baby Snake in Amber

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-44872148 Snake 99 million years old
  11. is this a fossil

    Just becoming very excited about fossils, Minerals, our awesome planet. I found this on the property we just bought. It looks like a crystalized snake fossil.
  12. Fossil snake track?

    Hi guys! I found this today in my special place,the Marl stone quarry of Popovac...So...I just wanna ask what thia could be? It looks like a track of a snake to me...
  13. Hollow Reptile Egg Fossil

    Hey guys! I'm curious about this egg fossil I've got here – it's been preserved with its hollow shell intact and sort of crystalized. I know there are loads of these eggs out there, but I've never seen one like this before so I'm wondering how unusual it really is. The other egg seems to be solid when held under a bright light. Here's what I know about it: – Ophidienovum sp – From a snake, I think – Tertiary/Miocene – From Mainz, Germany – Eggs are 2cm long Would love to hear your input!
  14. Found in Georgia

    My family and I headed out to shark tooth beach on jekyll island tonight and I found this. I have no idea what it is but I feel like it's staring at me... or is a nose... or something. Anyway my 5 year old won't stop asking about it and I can't find anything like it online. Any help would be greatly appreciated. It's about the size of a quarter. Thank you!
  15. Fossil of snake head perhaps?

    A friend from Somalia gave me this rock. he said he found in Hargeisa (northern Somalia). That's all I know about. any ideas what it could be?. the last picture is teh under side.
  16. This past weekend my wife and I, a few friends and a few other fossil hunting fanatics braved the sweltering heat and humidity that is eastern NC summer. Forecast was for temps in the low - mid 90s F, high humidity and 50-70% chance of showers and thunderstorms. This was our 3rd attempt at accessing a Cretaceous deposit along one of the rivers after 2 unsuccessful attempts earlier this spring due to high water. With many of the eastern NC rivers running higher than normal so far this summer, we wanted to take advantage of a lull on this particular river, since there is no guarantee a tropical storm/system won't flood us out for an extended time period at any point from now through late fall. Even though we knew we were going to be hot and sweaty, harassed by mosquitoes, biting flies & gnats as well as the possible snake or 2, we had to take what low water we could get. We were all drenched in sweat (and sand / mud) the entire 2 days we hunted. Coming along on its inaugural fossil hunting trip was a new photo scale cube custom made by Ray/ @aerogrower for Mrs. SA2, in pink. She was quite surprised when a box addressed to her showed up a few days before the trip and it contained her very own cube, in pink. When I explained that its a 1 of a kind, she was even more excited. Even more importantly for me, Mrs. SA2's new, pink cube proved to have "the magic" that so many TFF members have come to expect and enjoy in Ray's cubes. Here are a few photos of it beside the massive, almost complete Deinosuchus rugosus vertebrae I found on Sunday morning. These photos were taken right after it was found and given a preliminary rinsing off. Note how nice the cube looks with pink paint. Mrs. SA2 was not impressed with my muddy finger prints on her new cube and promptly cleaned it off before the last photo. It is by far the most complete and largest Deinosuchus vert in our collection. Once I finish cleaning it and the other goodies we found, I will post some more photos. Quite a few teeth and verts of Deinosuchus and other crocodile species were found by the group as well as the normal massive amount of Squalicorax, Scapanohrynchus and Carcharias teeth. Numerous Cretaceous fish teeth and even a few Hadrosaur teeth and 1 theropod tooth were also found over the weekend. What we didn't expect when we made the trip, was for the wildlife to be so determined to keep the fossils away from us. Here is a photo of a big crayfish holding onto a sharks tooth. Determined little thing so we traded him a clean getaway for his tooth. One of our group even snapped this photo along the river bank while she was scanning for fossils. Of course, its all fun and games until you slip on the sloping, wet clay and fall face first at the snake you are attempting to photograph. (YES, that really happened.) More to come......
  17. Reptile head?

    Found in landscaping rocks around my home. my son (10 years old) is very interested in it, so I'm trying to help him identify what it is.
  18. Late Cretaceous small tetrapods found in Lithuania

    Dear Guys, I made the pictures of possible big discovery in Late Cretaceous erratics of Lithuania. There are some frog bones in flints (ilium, urostyle, tibiofibula, scapula), snake pieces (tibiofibula like of Tetrapodophis! and one thin scale), and toothed birs upper and lower jaw fossils. If you could confirm these finds, it will be the first further my article in scientific magazine and I wish it will be successful. There will be some posts, please review the pictures and tell what do you think. At first, I will show you frog remains. Best Regards Domas The second part- snake remains.
  19. Texas Snake?

    Found this near the Val Verde - Edwards count line up on a ridge top. The rock is about 1 foot square. I'm thinking I see snake parts. Or maybe it's just some random shapes. I thought I would ask for some other opinions.
  20. Snake head???

    Can someone please tell me what I found??
  21. Hi first post and a cool find I think. i was searching an ancient reef bed and found what I think is a fossilised small reptile head actually it's as big as my hand. I hope this isn't a pseudo fossil.
  22. tiny verts and skinny teeth

    a couple of tiny verts and two thin teeth. I'm perplexed about the smaller tooth (3)- I assume it is same species as the larger, but it is so thin how could it not break during a bite? photo 2 is vert 2, photos 3-6 are vert 1
  23. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/11/snakes-tetrapodophis-fossils-ethics-science/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Social&utm_content=link_fb20161102news-snakefossil&utm_campaign=Content&sf40823705=1
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