Local Rhode Island Fisherman Find Quahog Pearl
10mm Quahog Pearl
BRISTOL, RI- A local fisherman may have found a hidden treasure while eating a raw quahog, found in Bristol. After biting down, he thought he chipped a tooth, but turns out it was a pearl.
Last Wednesday, a group of friends got together to steam shells they found earlier that day near the Mount Hope Bridge. Robert Morris of Bristol didn't help dig for the shells; he just came for the feast.
"So, I grabbed a quahog, swallowed it and chewed on it a little and I felt this thing up in my jaw and said oh boy, here goes my teeth falling out. I looked and there it was. It was a pearl. Fortunately, I didn't chew on it. Fortunately, I didn't swallow it," said Morris.
The fisherman says the 10-millimeter pearl is a rare find.Read entire article here.