Shark Tooth Hunting at Caspersen Beach, Florida

We took a day and a half side trip from our visit with my folks in Dunedin, Florida and drove roughly two hours south to the Venice, Florida area to try our hand at shark tooth hunting. We came ill equipped with some plastic sand sifters but a lovely woman from South Carolina saw our lackluster shark tooth hunting performance and took pity on us bestowing her proper metal shark tooth sifter upon us as she was leaving. I took her email address and told her I would send her some jewelry stones. Beachcombers, be it shellers or rockhounds always seem to be the nicest folks you could hope to meet. Well, my kids had a blast and in a course of about three hours over two days we found probably close to 100 shark teeth. The boys divided them up amongst themselves, will put them in some container and they’ll probably sit in their closets never to be seen again…but the weather was a sunny 80 degrees and everyone enjoyed their time on the beach. My middle son made a couple friends on the second day. A nice family of five from Illinois. Those pathetic shark tooth hunters only came with their bare hands sifting through the sand in a futile attempt to locate a tooth. My son not only gave each kid one of his shark teeth to start them off, he gave them the metal sifter that had been given to us the day before. A great pay it forward moment…