A woman found a massive tooth (the size of her hand) sticking out from the sand on a South Carolina beach, believed to be from a prehistoric megalodon shark.
“I pick it up, and I stand up, and I’m so shocked that I have it in my hand … that I dropped it on the sand,” she said. “I’m screaming, and I’m just like a 5-year-old, jumping up and down and I was crying, ‘I cannot believe this. Oh my God, I just found a megalodon tooth.’”
Although she has not had the tooth type confirmed by an expert, she feels certain it’s from the prehistoric predator. Megalodon’s are believed to have grown up to 60-feet in length and died out about 3.6 million years ago. So yea, this is an old tooth!
Tracewell scooped the tooth from a water-filled hole on the beach as she and her husband were getting ready to leave. The top of the tooth was sticking out of the sand near her husband’s foot. He somehow did not see it, but she did.
“It’s beautiful,” Tracewell said.