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Re: Monster find at Hell Creek
Yeah, it really can look that way to the average outsider though.
Rough county. It's their cauldron of doom though. Not mine, I like
it here. It was gods country before European man moved here and
screwed it up.
Excuse my overly active delurking as the first image just looked
really unnatural to me. (It was). The second higher resolution one
(taken before they messed up the "print") fixed that incorrect
perspective. The film showing him messing with the surrounding mud
was the clincher.
Actually, living on Hell Creek does have it's disadvantages. Rough
winters, long fire season (some places have rainy seasons and dry
seasons, we have fire seasons and mud seasons), there are a few
rattlers (never seen them dripping though I have fried up a few for
supper before), scorpions etc. What I am most intimidated by are the
140 pound mountain lions that wander here about. I stick my head
down in a fossil pit for an hour with my butt sticking up in the air
advertising to that big kitty. (Sorry for the mental picture
there!). Unless I find that new species of pachycephalosaur I know
is here, the most likely way you will read about my work
internationally is that big kitty. "Mountain Lion Eats
Paleontologist hunting Hell Creek Dinosaurs". It's easy to make the
local papers digging triceratops stuff. You either have to find an
unidentified muddy foot print or have your butt chewed off by a big
cat to get in the international rags. Tough road those Brits. make
Good points of living on Hell Creek Formation: really short commute
to work, longer working year, no travel expenses except keeping your
ATV serviced, and dozens of fossil sites within a few miles of your
homestead. Something new to do every day. So many fossils, so
little time. (I just opened a microsite 600 feet from my front door).
Frank (Rooster) Bliss
On Oct 10, 2007, at 3:20 PM, Danvarner@aol.com wrote:
In a message dated 10/10/2007 4:55:10 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
"... the land is so vast, treacherously dripping with rattle snakes
scorpions, making the risks of combing every inch of it an
impossible task. "
Oh, brother! We're shoveling it on a wee bit thick here. Hey
Frank, I hope
you're safe tonight living in your cauldron of doom. DV
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