Monday, 23 July 2007

Crocodile or hadrosaur?

The bunyip displayed in my recent post has some similarities to a crocodile, notably the tail. I am uncertain what the aboriginal word for crocodile is. But there are several distinct features in the picture that are not seen in crocodiles and alligators (these are the same essential kind of animal created by God).



The legs on the drawing come from below the animal, not from the side. The animal is walking on its back feet, not all fours. And the animal's face is more representative of a duck bill than the snout of a crocodile. The picture is probably more representative of what we think a hadrosaur (a duck billed dinosaur) looked like. The interesting thing is the drawing of the bunyip predates the discovery of a fossilised duckbilled dinosaur by 13 years.

3 comments:

  1. It's obviously a hoax put there by young earth creationist to confuse the scientific community. Probably spent years digging the hole for the bones, then planting the drawing where someone would find it first. Blame it on those sneaky bible-thumpers.

    The sarcasm end here.

    I'm waiting for this to be the "logical" explaination.

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  2. Im a christian and Bunyip isn't the only living dinosaur theres Loch ness, Moleke Membembe, Kasai Rex and how can you look at creation and not believe in a God look at Increadible Creatures

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  3. Hi Tim. I am not certain what to make of Lochness. Sounds like a plesiosaur, though if if existed there, it is likely dead now. There are several African stories including moleke mbembe which have some credence. I had not heard of the kasai rex story.

    I think it possible that dinosaurs still exist, though perhaps not due to probable extinction over the last few centuries.

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