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My Son And I Yesterday


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Hi all, my son and I decided to go our for a fossil hunt yesterday. The day did not start out great as it was raining when we got to the site but my little man is a trooper. I asked him a few times if he wanted to go as it seemed he was getting cold but he said "no way! this is too much fun!" LOL. By around noon the sun came out and we dried up nicely. We did not find a lot, as in good stuff to take home as there is a ton of bone fragments around, but we did manage a few nice pieces. My son found a nice small theropod tooth. Found a nice size Chamsosaur vert, a little ways down the coulee I found a piece of Baculites and a piece with baculites and shell impressions on it, which shocked me. I need to do a little research as I was not aware these were in the area. On the "not fossil finds list" we found this little bat under a rock. He was not pleased to see us. Also found this nice skull. What it is I have no idea but maybe someone here can help. I beleive it is a type of rodent but that is my best guess.

Regardless of what I find it is always a great day when I can get out fossil hunting with my son. We had a great day.

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A fossil hunter needs sharp eyes and a keen search image, a mental template that subconsciously evaluates everything he sees in his search for telltale clues. -Richard E. Leakey

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You got yourself a rabbit skull there, as well as some nice fossils. The 3rd in the first batch of photos may not be a fossil, however. Damned great way to spend the day: making another paleontologist.

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Your son is a real trooper!

I believe your bat is a Hoary Bat; very neat to get a good look at one!

"There has been an alarming increase in the number of things I know nothing about." - Ashleigh Ellwood Brilliant

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Congrats on your finds!

And thanks for posting your trip with your son. My 5 year old likes collecting with me and he gets a kick out of seeing pics of other kids enjoying the activity as well.

-Clayton

"We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it is forever"

- Carl Segan

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Thanks all. Yes he is a trooper. I was very proud of him for sticking it out. As for the 3 pic in the first batch I am sure it is a fossil and likely a secton of baculites. Here is another pic of it.

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A fossil hunter needs sharp eyes and a keen search image, a mental template that subconsciously evaluates everything he sees in his search for telltale clues. -Richard E. Leakey

http://prehistoricalberta.lefora.com

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Sounds like the trips I take with my daughter Rebecca. The skull is a rabbit and the dino tooth is awesome.

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Excellent trip report, pics, and finds!

Thanks for sharing it with us!

So glad to see that your son enjoys it.

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Thanks all. Yes he is a trooper. I was very proud of him for sticking it out. As for the 3 pic in the first batch I am sure it is a fossil and likely a secton of baculites. Here is another pic of it.

Aha!! I see it now - thanks!

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Great photos and love that theropod tooth. Bucket list item for me one day. Congrats!

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Nice piece of baculites...too bad the suture lines are so weathered.

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Very nice finds, pics and report. The site photo is awesome! Man, I would be like a kid in a candy store if I was there!

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