Happened To Us? (Dinosaurs)
You did! You humans are what happened to us
George and the Dragon
Have you read Marco Polo's report on the "Dinosaurs
and People" page? What does he describe? People hunting, killing, and
eating dinosaurs... in fact, from the description, I think he was describing one
of my Allosaurus cousins. You humans are so afraid of Allosaurus (they are similar
to a T-Rex), when the facts are that you ate Allosaurus meat for lunch. They were
afraid of you!
What happened to us? Why did we go extinct?
you hunted us. You killed us. That St. George guy was really hard on us. But there
was more. Following the Great Flood came the Great Freeze. It was the great ice
age, and it lasted over 500 years. I tell you, we were cold. And many of us simply
froze to death.
And then there was the food problem. Before the Great Flood
there was wonderful, tasty food everywhere. Living was easy. After the Great Flood
everything changed. Finding good food was tougher, and some of us just could not
find enough to eat.
What happened to us? Like many others it was a combination
of factors. Predators (you humans). A changing climate. And a decreasing food
supply. With poor nutrition we were weaker and we got sicker more often... and
so we died. By the 14th century the few of us who were left were small and weak.
That why in 1572 a simple herdsman, Baptista of Camaldulus, was able to beat one
of us to death with his staff. (As recorded on page 402
of the "Natural History of Serpants and Dragons," published in Bologna,
Italy in 1640.) Then... and now imagine us doing this to you... the dead
"dragon" was mounted and put on display in a museum. I'm glad I'm extinct!