Tag Archives: ANIMAL

T. REX JAW STRENGTH

In the documentary series known as The Truth About Killer Dinosaurs, I got to see a test that demonstrated Tyrannosaurus Rex’s jaw strength. Apparently, thanks to its thick teeth and powerful jaw muscles, Tyrannosaurus Rex could bite with four tons of force. This bite strength allowed it to bite through a cow’s thigh bone like it was a twig. In addition, it was calculated that Tyrannosaurus Rex could bite off five hundred pounds of flesh from its prey in one bite. In another test, it was revealed that an average size car would have been reduced to scrap metal when exposed to Tyrannosaurus Rex’s mighty jaws and crushing teeth. Overall, Tyrannosaurus Rex possessed weaponry that was worthy of King of the Dinosaurs.

RAPTOR CLAWS

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Everyone knows about the raptors’ most iconic weapon: the retractable claws on their feet. Today, I watched a documentary series known as The Truth About Killer Dinosaurs. This show displayed a series of tests that demonstrated the lethal power of dinosaur weaponry that ranged from Tyrannosaurus Rex’s jaws to Triceratops’s horns. Among the dinosaur weapons that were tested was a recreation of the Velociraptor’s retractable talons. It has been commonly believed that a raptor’s retractable talons were designed to gut its victims to death. However, it was revealed that a raptor’s talons operated more like a meat hook than a scythe. Therefore, it was theorized that a raptor used its talons to puncture the prey’s jugular vein and windpipe, causing the prey to bleed to death while choking on its own blood. This killing method is similar to how a lion would bite the throat of a zebra except it is with claws instead of fangs. It is not the killing method we are used to seeing in the movies, but it is every bit as deadly.

IGUANA DINOSAURS

Another animal that has prominent dinosaur ties would be the iguana. I found this video about the spiny tailed iguana, which looked really prehistoric in appearance. Due to the fact that some dinosaurs were related to reptiles instead of birds, I can imagine this lizard have several ancient genes and instincts waiting to be unlocked by science. I am already picturing what their reverse engineered forms would look like in my dinosaur book.

MEATY THE SMILING PIT BULL

Here is a video depicting Meaty the Smiling Pit Bull. Meaty has such an expressive and animated face. He is sweet and cuddly, but also very spoiled. If you are sitting in a certain place on the couch, he is going to sit in your lap and if he doesn’t get what he wants when he wants it, he’ll scream his face off. Overall, Meaty reminds me of my own pit bulls and he is another example of how good natured pit bulls can be.

CUTE BABY BADGER

I encountered this adorable video that showed a little badger named Billie, who was raised in a wildlife center in Texas. Normally, badgers are meaner than sin, but Billie was different. Because she imprinted on her human handlers from an early age, her wild instincts never developed. As a result, she could not be released into the wild. Fortunately, she gets all the love and attention she could want as well as her personal enclosure to cut loose whenever she wanted. She is best friends with another friendly badger named Polly and a French bulldog named Gertie. Now, she is an advocate for wild animals, visiting schools to interact with children. Overall, Billie is the cutest little badger anyone could meet. She reminds me of my miniature poodle because she is spoiled rotten and the world revolves around her.

FANTASY PARROTS

When I was a child, my family owned a cockatiel parrot named Rodney. Rodney was a parrot who thought she was a dog and she was an escape artist. Even when we put her in her cage, she always found a way to escape. Her wings were clipped, but she could glide very well. Because she thought she was a dog, she would follow all the dogs in the house and sometimes boss them around. Her favorite spot would be perching on my father’s shoulder.

Also, my neighborhood has a flock of wild parrots who fly over us and scream. Some people wake up to rooster crows, but my neighborhood wakes up to these parrots’ screams. It is because of these parrots that the local ravens and crows don’t attack the smaller birds.

Parrots are the smartest animals in the world. They have the problem solving skills of a six-year-old child in a brain the size of a walnut.

I am thinking of doing a homage to Rodney and my neighborhood parrots by making a fantasy creature that is parrot-like.