What The Heck Is It?!?!?

chickadeedeedee(z 6-7 ish Ohio)June 16, 2008

A friend of ours from the UK found this in her garden while digging a new pond ....

What the heck is it? I thought it might be a boar's tooth. Whatcha think? :-)

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sheepco(MN z4)

Fang from an alien. Musta lost his toothbrush...

    Bookmark   June 17, 2008 at 8:01AM
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youreit

I have a hard enough time IDing strange things in my yard here in America! LOL I was also thinking mastodon tooth, but I rode the short bus in school. :D

I'm sure your guess is much closer to being correct, Chicka. Do they have any zoological experts nearby who would be more familiar with local fauna? It's a neat find, regardless!

Brenda

    Bookmark   June 17, 2008 at 10:07AM
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catherinet(5 IN)

a beaver tooth?
I wonder what else she'll find????

    Bookmark   June 17, 2008 at 12:27PM
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jeanner(SW Ohio - Z6)

Not a clue! But what fun to find something unusual while digging! All I found was dirt and more dirt :^)

    Bookmark   June 17, 2008 at 8:53PM
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chickadeedeedee(z 6-7 ish Ohio)

Thanks for your help everyone.

We have only found some Trilobite fossils (**VERY** common on the lake shore) a few Indian arrowheads and some railroad spikes while digging around here. Anyone find cool stuff?

    Bookmark   June 17, 2008 at 10:18PM
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youreit

Wow, you've found some cool stuff, Chicka! The only cool thing ("cool" is relative, of course...LOL) I've found in my yard was an owl remnant. :D I think it was a gopher, or possibly a rat, but dead all the same! Owl - 1, bad guys - 0.

Brenda

Here is a link that might be useful: Owl remnants - might be gross for some viewers

    Bookmark   June 18, 2008 at 10:55AM
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jeanner(SW Ohio - Z6)

Fossils are common here too but I always have to check them out. I always look for arrowheads, there is an Indian Mound just a half-mile away, but have never found any. My neighbor walks his field after plowing it and he finds them there - apparently they were afraid of heights - LOL!

I can't say I've ever dug up anything but down in the ravine, there are all kinds of treasures - old hand wash tub, old jeep, parts of an old shed - have they ever heard of the DUMP??????? I'd rather find the owl remnant :^)

    Bookmark   June 18, 2008 at 11:11PM
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sleeplessinftwayne(z4-5 IND)

Years ago, I had two yards of river bed stone delivered that had to be hauled to the back yard. Almost the first bucket showed many fossilized shells or their molds. This backbreaking job was made easier by the neighborhood children who were facinated by this find. The rule was they could have all the fossils they could find in a bucket of stones they carried to the back yard. Many trips, many fossils, many kids, less work. Sandy

    Bookmark   June 19, 2008 at 4:00PM
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comettose(7)

Lots of fossils where I live, from when the area was an ancient sea. I've found fossilized snails, clams, scallops. Also, arrowheads are fairly common along with pottery pieces. Another place I've found old bottles without seams and of varying colors. One bottle said Davis OK Baking Powder. We also get mermaid purses (skate egg cases) and one time I found a small piece of carved wood. The Chesapeake Bay turns up lots of goodies.

I found a Davis Baking Powder on Ebay. Not worth a thing considering how old it is. The first city in my county was established in 1634 so we had early colonists and Native Americans that left behind objects.

When I used to hunt I sometimes found skulls of various animals and brought them home, along with turtle shells. I love looking for stuff like that. Sea glass is a favorite of mine to collect if it is green.

Here is a link that might be useful: St. Mary's City, MD

    Bookmark   June 20, 2008 at 11:37PM
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sheepco(MN z4)

No alien parts?..........bummer....

Only thing I ever find are very beautiful....rocks...But thats ok too.

    Bookmark   June 21, 2008 at 10:04PM
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maryo_nh(z5 SouthernNH)

Sabertooth for sure! Heehee. Naw, it doesn't look that old. I'm thinking, that old boar must have stabbed himself in the chin with that thing!

When we started the kitchen demolition on the new old house Friday, we found an ancient pocket watch on top of the ancient kitchen cabinets. It's almost a fossil! I'm going to have it checked out, maybe it can still work. O yes, and my other find (very important, since I also collect ding dong clocks) is a clock repair guy, one city north from here.
Yes, I know I'm cheating, the clock guy is not a fossil, but the art of clock repair is!

We found shell imprints in Connecticut river rocks. I have them in my indoor plants. The trilobite was a present and came from the store...

:) Mary

    Bookmark   June 26, 2008 at 8:51AM
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sleeplessinftwayne(z4-5 IND)

I love going to the rock shops. They come up with some of the most beautiful fossils. I wish I could afford them and that DH was less irritated at the time I would spend just looking. Natural History Museums are some of my favorite places to visit.
Is that thing a tooth or is it a claw? Either way it is impressive. Sandy

    Bookmark   July 6, 2008 at 5:30PM
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catherinet(5 IN)

LOL Mary, saying that about the clock repair guy! I, too, have found 2 great fossils down the road at a farm co-op. They run the place themselves. I think she's 85 and he's older. It is so much fun to talk to that lady! I walked in the first time, to get some chicken feed, and the man was asleep upright in his chair, and the lady had her head down on the desk. I thought they were kidding...........but they really were taking a nap. I cleared my throat a little, and they jumped to attention. haha
They are true, lovely fossils!

    Bookmark   July 6, 2008 at 6:30PM
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annedickinson

Very impressive. I'd love to find something like that.

When my brother and I were young we found a "dinosaur" skeleton. Mom and Dad knew it was really a cow skeleton, but we didn't find out til many years later.

My brother lives in Roswell, NM. When I go to visit, we have to go out in the desert to look for crystals. The rain washes the sand off them and they are just sitting on top of the ground.

Anne

    Bookmark   July 6, 2008 at 6:31PM
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