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Re: T. REX THE HUNTER




> > 
> > >  Now my scenario: The T. rex was chasing the Edmontosaurus in a 
> > hunting
> > >pursuit. In an effort to trip the Edmontosaurus, the T. rex cocks his 
> > head to (snip)
> > 
> > No no no!  Here's what REALLY happened:
> > 
> > Tyrannosaurus found a fossil footprint and said (holding up a tiny 
> > finger to make the point) that it was made by Deinosuchus.  
> > Edmontosaurus pointed to the still-living Deinosuchus in a nearby pond 
> > munching an alamosaur (and farting happily and rather rhytmically) and 
> > queried how this 50 million year old footprint could possibly have been 
> > made by a live and very-much still kicking crocodylian . . .
> > 
> > You finish the story!  Another ancient mystery solved!
> > 
> > Larry
> > 
> 
> Actualy, the footprint contained a message (in the Dinosaur alphabet) from
> a time-traveling Deinosuchus linguist (who was fluent in Dinosaur) to the
> Tyrannosaurus (or rather Tyrannosaura) warning her not to bite the
> Edmontosaurus' tail, a message which was recieved, alas, too late... the
> edmontosaur was too busy worrying about whether it should be called
> Trachodon, Anatosaurus, or Edmontosaurus to notice.
> 

More likely, the foot print appeared as part of a prank the 
two dinosaurs (who happened to be best mates) decided to play 
of a small group of humans some time in the future!

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Matt Stephen Staples
mss196@soton.ac.uk