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Gardner 05-22-20, Some notes of interest and a decent meg

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PODIGGER

Congratulations on the Meg!  Glad you made it out there before the friday night rain.  I was out Thursday and found the river low and slow.  A lot of meg pieces, but no whole ones to talk about.  Looking forward to seeing your photos.  I hope to get back out next week but am worried about the weather reports - widespread thunderstorms are predicted for just about every afternoon.

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FossilNerd

Glad you were able to get out there again! A good fossil hunt after all this isolation time really does wonders for the body and mind. :) 

 

Can't wait to see your photos! :popcorn:

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Bone Daddy

Here are a couple of photos. From now on, I am bringing on my own camera on these trips. My wife is a photographer with a good camera, and she takes hundreds of photos on each trip, but it takes her weeks to go through all the photos and get them uploaded to the cloud from her camera. I'll grow old and die waiting for those photos. So, I am going to start taking my own photos again.

 

First photo, my meager haul from a day of shoveling.

 

Second photo, the river about 100 yards from our hunting spot. Notice how low the water is. That is not going to last much longer.

 

 

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Bone Daddy

Close up of the two best teeth I found.

 

 

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Shellseeker
On 5/23/2020 at 9:55 AM, Bone Daddy said:

a nice large thresher with good color,

 

GREAT !!! GREAT trip report... covers lots of observations and important aspects of hunting Gardner...  Thanks for taking the time...

 

Thresher???? thresher... scarcer than hen's teeth... Where is that photo?2013Jan3rdGiantThresherMerge.thumb.jpg.dad41b46edca027c2f189172f7cb125e.jpg2016Dec14thThresher.thumb.jpg.2bf6df5fde93588b58649e1b6ab56fd1.jpg5eca9756e6ece_AlopiasgrandisMergeTxt.thumb.jpg.9160efdecbbd2b565d4b12949bf78234.jpg

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Bone Daddy
8 minutes ago, Shellseeker said:

 

GREAT !!! GREAT trip report... covers lots of observations and important aspects of hunting Gardner...  Thanks for taking the time...

 

Thresher???? thresher... scarcer than hen's teeth... Where is that photo?2013Jan3rdGiantThresherMerge.thumb.jpg.dad41b46edca027c2f189172f7cb125e.jpg2016Dec14thThresher.thumb.jpg.2bf6df5fde93588b58649e1b6ab56fd1.jpg5eca9756e6ece_AlopiasgrandisMergeTxt.thumb.jpg.9160efdecbbd2b565d4b12949bf78234.jpg

 

I must have misidentified the "thresher" - I get my sharks confused. Outside of megalodons, they all look pretty similar to me and I get them confused. The "thresher" I was referring to is the smaller tooth next to the meg in the photo. What kind is that? I looked through my box of teeth and I have actually found a couple others of that size, so it wasn't the biggest of that type that I have ever found - but it's close.

 

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Shellseeker
7 minutes ago, Bone Daddy said:

The "thresher" I was referring to is the smaller tooth next to the meg in the photo. What kind is that?

 

That tooth, I think, is a very nice Hemipristis,  upper tooth I think.  Let's see what others say...  Jack

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Bone Daddy
56 minutes ago, Shellseeker said:

 

That tooth, I think, is a very nice Hemipristis,  upper tooth I think.  Let's see what others say...  Jack

 

Uppers and lowers, front and back, that is where I get confused. I had thought about Snaggletooth, but then most of the Snaggles I find look like this :

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Or, they look like this (the one in the lower right in my hand) :teeth-3.JPG.010a2762ccf67e601c991bfdb431681a.JPG

 

Coincidentally, that last photo is my haul from that same day where Josh and I bumped into you in the field at that dry land site.  :)

 

 

EDIT : after consulting some reference materials, you are correct Jack. This is a hemi. (me thinks)....  I'm still never quite sure. LOL.

 

 

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Bone Daddy

A few more shots. The wife snapped a couple of photos of me while I was sifting - she's sneaky like that.

 

Can you recognize the spot I am in from these photos? Somebody else hunts that same spot. I am not sure who. It might be somebody reading this. If so - get outta my spot!  :D

No seriously, get out. :ninja:  ;)

 

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PODIGGER

Thanks for the photos and report!  Sorry that Meg came up missing that corner.  I know the sudden rush of seeing a nice size one in the sifter and the disappointment of finding it just not quite complete.

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Bone Daddy
18 hours ago, PODIGGER said:

Thanks for the photos and report!  Sorry that Meg came up missing that corner.  I know the sudden rush of seeing a nice size one in the sifter and the disappointment of finding it just not quite complete.

 

Yeah, it's a shame the corner is missing, but it's close enough to count for me. That's how desperate I was to break that dry spell. The last time this happened, I saw a pretty meg in my sifter and it turned out to be just a half-tooth when I pulled it out. You can see it in the photo below. It's on the lower-right. Laying in my screen, it was half-obscured by clay and gravel, so I only saw the good half. My heart sank when I picked it up and cleaned it off. LOL.

 

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