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Enormous Giant Clam - weighs around 300 lbs!

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    Posted 9 years ago

    ho2cultcha
    (4401 items)

    This beauty has an interesting story about how i came to own it. As a kid, i always wanted a giant clam for my extensive shell collection, but i never did find one. A few months ago, i had a dream that i found one and i was really happy. The next day, i found a very nice, but much smaller one at the Berkeley city dump. A few days later, i was out walking my dog and we found this on a sidewalk near in my neighborhood - in front of a house which had been foreclosed. I think that a Samoan family lived there and lost their home and were unable to take this w/ them. It takes 3 strong guys to lift and move this with a lot of effort. It is almost 40" x 24" and very thick - hence almost 300 lbs.

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    Comments

    1. Manikin Manikin, 9 years ago
      Oh how wonderful ! I love it . I also love shells and what a find this was :-)
    2. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 9 years ago
      thanks manikin. i have never seen one this large for sale in the last few years. have you?
    3. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 9 years ago
      good question. years ago, i found some fossil oysters near patterson, california and the fossilized shells were 6" thick. I figured they must have been at least 5-600 years old when they died.
    4. AmberRose AmberRose, 7 years ago
      It's awesome in its hugeness!!
    5. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 7 years ago
      thanks AmberRose. i just added more pics of it.
    6. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Wow, amazing beast! Love your display on the (strong !) froggies :-)
    7. mskittyloo mskittyloo, 6 years ago
      I love it it cant be that easy to find shells like that .
    8. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 6 years ago
      thanks kyratango and mskittyloo! you're right, it's very difficult or impossible to find them this big. this is larger than any i've seen for sale or sold in the last dozen years at least.

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