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Re: extinct Komodo fauna
In a message dated 1/2/01 3:00:57 AM, email@example.com writes:
<< I recently finished a wonderful book on recent extinction theories,
called " Song of the dodo". This is a must read for anyone concerned with
the efforts to save the fauna of our planet. However, I digress.
In the book, there is a section were the author visits the Komodo
Islands. He states that before humans arrrived, the mondo monitors ate pygmy
elephants intil they went extinct. >>
Well, I sincerely doubt that as Homo sapians have been in the area of Komodo
for at least 80 thousand years, and Komodo was part of the mainland during
the ice age, if I recall my nautical charts correctly.