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Re: Spring, second of two

what an awesome find!

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: james singer <jsinger@igc.org>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Tue, 2 Mar 2004 17:22:03 -0500

>The guy who details the nursery's trucks lives on the Myakka river. 
>Right on the river; he and his family were flooded out of home for 2 
>weeks during the last wet season. But the river is low this time of 
>year, and Saturday he decided to take himself upstream and do some 
>snorkeling--looking for sharks teeth and such. The rivers of southwest 
>Florida are fossil-rich.
>What he found is eye-popping. He found three leg bones and several 
>vertebrae of what would appear to be a mastodon. He brought one of the 
>leg bones to the nursery today to show it to me. This fossil is about 3 
>feet long; at one end [which I take to be the top] is a double ball 
>joint in very good condition. The other end looks like it has been 
>eroded away. The shank of the bone is at least 5 inches in diameter. A 
>very large bone.
>He has a friend who is a paleontologist. He's sending one of the leg 
>bones to the paleontologist for a better Ident. He said "You can't 
>believe the adrenalin surge after I found the first leg bone. I put the 
>skiff under one arm and the bone under the other and walked on top of 
>the river all the way home!"
>Island Jim
>Southwest Florida
>Zone 10
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A


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