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Found this bad boy today. It still has a little enamel on the tip. I've been looking at bear, wolf and cat. Leaning toward cat, but need expert opinions please.

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WhodamanHD

Epic tooth! I’m leaning cat as well.

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KimTexan

Is this way down South near the Gulf? All kinds of cool stuff seems to have been uncovered by the hurricane and flooding.

That is a pretty cool find.

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KimTexan

Can’t get rid of those peccary. We still got ‘em. I’ve been out camping near Aransas Pass and got woke up by a little heard of them grunting, snorting and squealing  around for breakfast very early in the morning. They’re a bit skiddish and shy. Better than the wild boar we have though.

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garyc

That's one I had not considered. Thanks Harry. I was hoping for big cat, but peccary is cool too. 

 

Kim, Harvey did tear things up quite a bit. I'm hoping to get out there more.

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JarrodB

Very cool

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garyc

Good article, Darrow. Thanks

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rwhitty2012

Fossil porpoise tooth maybe? That's the first thing that came to mind when I saw the photo.

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garyc
9 hours ago, rwhitty2012 said:

Fossil porpoise tooth maybe? That's the first thing that came to mind when I saw the photo.

I can see a resemblance, but the Brazos where I'm at is 99.9% pleistocene terrestrials. I have found a couple of shark teeth, a shark vert and a sawfish tooth but those are most likely washed down from far up river. The pictures may not show it, but after looking at Harry's line drawings and some other pics on line, I can clearly see the side that has been worn down by an upper canine that is indicative of peccary teeth.

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Harry Pristis
14 hours ago, garyc said:

I can see a resemblance, but the Brazos where I'm at is 99.9% pleistocene terrestrials. I have found a couple of shark teeth, a shark vert and a sawfish tooth but those are most likely washed down from far up river. The pictures may not show it, but after looking at Harry's line drawings and some other pics on line, I can clearly see the side that has been worn down by an upper canine that is indicative of peccary teeth.

 

 

With the wear facet on the outside of the curve, Gary, your find is an upper canine.

 

 

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garyc

Thanks for the correction, Harry

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