Diver finds enormous six-inch shark tooth from prehistoric MEGALODON

A man was stunned to find a huge shark tooth measuring six inches – believed to belong to the infamous prehistoric Megalodon.
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A man was stunned to find a huge shark tooth measuring six inches – believed to belong to the infamous prehistoric Megalodon.

Dylan Belson, 18, “screamed underwater” when he spotted the tooth while freediving in a river in North Carolina, US.

The keen diver measured it and found it to be 6.004 inches long – meaning it almost certainly originated from a megalodon shark.

Pictured: Dylan Belson with the Megalodon tooth. (Credit: Jam Press)

Megalodon sharks lived approximately 23 to 3.6 million years ago and are infamous for their large teeth, the largest of which is believed to be 6.9 inches in length – almost three times longer than those of the modern great white shark.

“My reaction was underwater screaming ‘Meg’ and ‘tooth’ and yelling for my friend Hunter to see,” Dylan told NeedToKnow.co.uk.

He shared the impressive find on social media, where it garnered 1,300 likes.

Valisa Miller said: “Wow! That’s awesome!”

“I’d hate to be chomped on by that,” said Angela Moore Cole.

Pictured: Dylan Belson’s Megalodon tooth. (Credit: Jam Press)

Sarah Schnellbecher commented: “OMG can you imagine the size of that shark.”

“Imagine the size of the mouth that came from,” Tom Sells agreed.

Richard DeBenedictis said: “That was a big freakin shark…”

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