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Boy finds megalodon tooth in Suffolk

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A six-year-old boy foraging for shells with his Dad on a beach in Suffolk discovered a fossilized shark tooth belonging to a mighty megalodon.

Sammy Shelton, from Bradwell, near Gorleston, was exploring Bawdsey Beach with his father Peter at the weekend (7-8 May) when he found the tooth.

Other fossil hunters on the beach, which is a popular spot for enthusiasts to hunt for ancient relics, told the youngster how rare and significant his find really was.

Sammy with the monster tooth of a megalodon

Sammy with the monster tooth

While megalodon teeth are known to be found around the world, only one or two are found in the UK annually.

Photo credit: Peter Shelton

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Alex Krasnic
Alex Krasnic
2 years ago

Would be interesting to stick the tooth sample in a lab for Carbon Dating…

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