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  1. Found in Desoto County FL, in the Peace River. Just started fossiling and I'm high-key worried I may have just found a cool rock and not a fossil, haha. Help would be appreciated. Took the photos next to a pen for size and tried to get as crisp and well lit a photo as I could. Thanks in advance!
  2. Shellseeker

    Another day in paradise

    Hunting trip to the Peace River. This is my day "job". The weather is very hot... mid-90s Fahrenheit, little breeze. It is very nice to be standing in a river. With the sun bearing down, I frequently submerge to my chin to cool off. We anticipate afternoon thunderstorms to roll in and soak us. Sometime thunder and lightening add to the experience. Usually there is insufficient time to reach cover before getting drenched. Sooner or later we'll get enough days with thunderstorms that will refill the river from its current low levels. Today is a sorting and photo taking day, wh
  3. HI EVERYONE! Have not posted in a year. Working 2 jobs leaves no time for nothing but, I did manage to get out a couple times at least to my favorite spots and found something interesting maybe. The most unusual thing about it is the color. I found this in the Peace River Bone Valley formation. The water is tannin in this river colors everything dark. The first pic is a group photo of my finds. You will see it clearly stands out. also including some close-ups and I am sorry I am not great at all taking pictures. Its approx. 2'' at its longest point or 50mm. Its about 1'' or 25mm across. Thank
  4. JaynieHancock

    Big Cat Tooth?

  5. JaynieHancock

    Sloth Claw?

    Also found this at the Peace River and hoping it's a sloth claw...
  6. JaynieHancock

    Peace River Find

  7. Shellseeker

    A Peace River Location

    As noted elsewhere, I am accelerating into the end of season on the Peace River. More days hunting, less sleep at night. I am finding lots of items to identify, but not much time to photo, and post. Normally I find Pleistocene mammal fossils, but in the huge variety of the Peace River, I sometimes run across something else. Just sharing a different set of fossils. Along with Equus and Tapir teeth, I start finding seashells, most are broken fragments because there are lots of rocks and bedrock in the river, but a few recognizable. Lots of this showing up on my sieve.
  8. Shellseeker

    Bones...big bones

    Out again today (4th day this week) trying to beat the summer rains. Big focus is bones, two of them. The 1st bone seems to me to be a Calcaneum. The 2nd Bone.
  9. Shellseeker

    Predator molar

    I was out hunting today.. Gorgeous. Sun shining, middle 90s, cooled by the Peace River. I need to investigate a small vertebra and what seems to be a fish tooth before asking for IDs. But for this thread, a slightly broken molar that seems like it came from a predator. I do not have accurate size measurements, but judging by the size of my fingers, the length of the chewing surface and the crown height are both approximately 1 inch.
  10. Shellseeker

    Seal Canine

    I went out hunting today in the Peace River and found some very nice fossils, which were unusual for the Peace River. then this... A 54 mm Canine. I showed it to a couple of people, who both responded "likely seal". I searched the internet for fossil seal canines. Take a look at the enamel tip. It is distinctive! However, all the fossils identified as Seal Canines have tips not remotely similar to the one I found. What am I missing ? Also , I thought about the age of this fossil. Just by sea level measurements over the last 20 million years, we know that ther
  11. Shellseeker

    Mammal tooth

    A friend asked me to ID this one, and he and I have a different view of what it might be. So I will ask the help of my friends on the fossil forum. I believe that Harry IDed a tooth just like this one a couple of years back, but we'll see. Thanks for any all IDs
  12. Conner8484

    Some Peace River bones

    Hello everyone, as the season winds down I’m trying to ID some mystery bones I’ve found through the year, help with which animal is greatly appreciated!Bone #1 a hand/finger bone I thinkBone #2 some kind of magnum
  13. Rec0128

    Peace river fossil id

    Found in Peace River, Florida. Can’t find an ID anywhere
  14. Every now and then something weird shows up in my sifter. Look at this cute little guy. Hexagonal shape with a faint raised area in the middle. Texture, shape, thickness all seem right for a giant armadillo, but the size is tiny. I've never seen one this small. Can someone confirm or deny this? Could this be from a baby/juvenile? Could it be a baby glyptodont. I'm stumped.
  15. NatalieP

    Molar ID Please

    Hey there! My daughter found this broken Molar and we are looking for an ID please. I have a couple ideas but I'm not 100%. She found it in the Peace river. Thank you so much received_346860370331641.mp4
  16. I'm stumped on this oddball. It looks damaged and is suffering from some delamination of the outer shell, but the core is intact and it looks like the entire top chewing surface is visible. What is it? A very worn cetacean tooth? A suggestive broken portion of mammoth tooth? Some other vertebrate critter? Found in the middle Peace River, Bone Valley formation, Hawthorn group - Desoto County Florida. Thanks!
  17. This is another one that has me stumped. At first glance, it was chunkosaurus. On closer examination, it has some curvature and features that might help identification. Does anyone know what this is? The last time I found something roughly similar to this, it turned out to be part of a horse knee or something like that. Found in the Peace River, Bone Valley, DeSoto County, FL. Thanks!
  18. Got up with the chickens yesterday morning and got on the road at 7:00am with my wife Tina, stepdaughter Rebekah, and grandson Ben. Tina, Ben, and I were in "the barge" - my big flat tandem kayak that maneuvers like a battleship. Rebekah took the single kayak. We got to the ramp right about 9:00am and went upstream with the goal of heading far north to a good spot we had scouted previously. Immediately it was obvious that the river was extremely low - lower than I have ever seen it. Several kayakers were launching at the same time as us and most of them didn't look local - it must
  19. Shellseeker

    Very Pleasant day

    It was very hot today in Florida (96 Fahrenheit) . I did not notice until I got out of the river to leave. Pleasant, outdoors in nature, finding treasures from the distant past: large pieces of Mastodon/Mammoth teeth, a piece of Mastodon/Mammoth skull, Giant Tortoise shell, Horse teeth, a llama/camel tooth, dolphin ear bone, some nice Hemis, especially lowers, and 4-5 small Megs. The peace River is shallow. It is supposed to rain next week, so I enjoy while I can. Here is the best Meg... Think about it.. This Meg waited in the River for millions of years and today I was for
  20. Shellseeker

    Alligator Bones

    Not sure about others, but I realize that I am finding bones that I have yet to recognize, but think might be alligator. Found this nice comparison photo... What is the name of these bones? Are they ribs? Did I find one of them here? A couple more. I think the 2nd photo is a Calcaneum, what is the first and is either this bone?
  21. Bone Daddy

    Paddle-shaped bone, Peace River, FL

    I found this oddball in the northern Peace River. It's a paddle-shaped bone with "streaks" or "lines" running the length on one side. It also has some curvature to it. I can't decide if it's a partial bone or the entire thing. Does anyone know what this is? My gut is saying something like turtle. Any ideas? Thanks in advance! PS - sorry my photos suck. My hands have gotten shakier lately and I need to invest in a tiny tripod.
  22. This little tooth (I think) is missing the crown. Is there enough of it remaining to ID what it is? Or is this some weird partial fragment of mammoth tooth or something like that? Found in the northern Peace River, Florida. Thanks!
  23. Not sure what this one is. When I pulled it out of the river, it appeared black. It turned tan after it dried. It looks like a piece of carapace or something along those lines. Soft shell turtle? Crab? Armored catfish? Does anyone know what this weird little thing is? Thanks in advance!
  24. Shellseeker

    A shark tooth and a Catfish spine

    I was out yesterday... No fantastic finds but a few interesting ones. A Shark tooth, 38 x 23 mm. I thought it was a Shortfin Mako, my friend said giant thresher. Help @Al Dente, @MarcoSr. What differentiates the two... The 2nd is a fish spine. I am used to seeing Catfish spines that look like the one below..... I am wondering and usually pleasantly surprised, when I reach out fro detailed knowledge on any fossil topic, in this case identification of catfish spines.
  25. JoshRockz

    Peace river report 5/15

    Hello everyone! Reporting back from a trip to the peace yesterday 5/15! It ended up being a really beautiful day! Taking into consideration that we’ve been pushing into the upper 90s lately I was not looking forward to that 2pm heat stroke in my wetsuit. However I saw the depth drop back down after these heavy rains and figured I had maybe a few more trips before the gators, bugs and rain kick me out for the season for good! I launched from Wauchula to go to the usual gravel islands upriver and only saw 1 juvenile gator where as a few weeks ago I saw 3 6-8 footers. I was hop
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