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Re: The bigger they were...
On Wed, 5 Nov 2003 Pluto77189@aol.com wrote:
> Kinda makes one wonder what horrific parasites were around back then.
> Being that some animals seem to have gone through a "giant" phase back
> then, one must wonder if parasites were doing the same thing.
> When sperm whales were buthchered aboard ships, they'd often
> contain roundworms as long as a man. There was an instance I read
> about where one sperm whale's stomach contained a hundred pounds of
> If dragonflies had 3 foot wingspans, whay were THEY
> eating--mosquitoes with six inch wingspans? I would assume that an
At that size they could ust go for small animals. However, it does provide
inspiration for a remake of Jurassic Park...
> animal that grew in excess of 40 tons had somewhat think skin. One
> would think that it too a significant mechanisim to penetrate that
> skin, even in thinner areas. There must have been some hidieous
> bloodsuckers flying around, and some really massive ticks. So, anyone
> ever find some nice, silver-dollar sized ticks?