Question: I just bought a house and
the former owner said the rock on
the house was full of rattlesnake fossils. I'm attaching
some photos of
the rock. I've been told that these fossils are not from
but from something else?
Answer: We have decided these are sea
shells called Trilobites as seen
I think the word you're looking for is gastropod (or maybe
they said Turritella, which is a variety of gastropod).
Basically, these are fossil snail shells from the Cretaceous
Period (163 to 65 million years in age - during dinosaur
times), and are very common in the limestones of this region.