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Spent last week in Venice Florida with my family. The first Sunday we were there I got to go fossil hunting with Jeff (jcbshark). Many thanks to him for taking me to a couple of his spots and a fun day. During the rest of the week I sifted for shark teeth at Caspersen Beach.

The first spot I went with Jeff was to a creek.

The first picture is a few shells I picked up. Shark teeth in second. The third picture shows four items with quarter for size. The next picture shows giant armadillo scute, tortoise leg spur, and edge of turtle shell. The fifth picture is two views of a bony object that I hope someone can identify.








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The next place Jeff took me was to a site where several acres of shells had been dumped. The first picture is an overview with quarter for size. The next picture is my very first Megalodon tooth. The final three pictures are of my first mammoth find, three views of a piece of tusk.







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These are the Caspersen Beach finds. Ray teeth, shark teeth, and several items with quarter for size. The bottom item is shown in the following two pictures. I believe this to be a piece of horse tooth.







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The first two pictures look like the end of a long bone. The second two look like some kind of tooth and possibly a spine.






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Water Turkey!

The only species of bird whose genus, species, and common name are the same: Anhinga, Anhinga anhinga. :)

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

“Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.” - Thomas Henry Huxley

>Paleontology is an evolving science.

>May your wonders never cease!

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Thanks for going hunting Al, it was a pleasure meeting you :) Sorry we weren't tripping over Megs and Mammoths but I guess that's hunting lol.At least you found some nice pieces to take home, the horse tooth in particular is fairly rare for a beach find. Btw, in your last set of pics it looks like a fish spine in the mix.

Every once in a great while it's not just a big rock down there!

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Jeff, Thanks for taking me hunting, it was a very enjoyable day. Only 9 more broken megs until the whole one LOL!

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