aka, “Mystery on Sugar Creek”
Matt and Olivia were out in the pasture yesterday, trying to separate a wiley heifer that had broken out of the stocker calves’ part of the pasture and into the mama cows’ part of the pasture, when they stumbled upon this treasure alongside the creek.
Surely the multiple floods unearthed this unusual find. The question is, where did it come from? How did an ocean artifact – and a large one at that – find it’s way into a creek in the middle of the country, about as far away from an ocean as you can get?
It’s remarkably sized, and remarkably intact. Is it just someone else’s vacation souveneir, washed from their home in these epic floods? Could be. But the top part of the shell looks like it has started to fossilize. Would that indicate that the shell has been buried in the silty bottom of Sugar Creek for many, many years, finally brought to the surface by the flood waters?
The mystery remains…where do you think it came from?
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