Monster of the Day #1052

Sigh, now I wish I had a whole week’s worth of mini-dinosaurs.

  • Beckoning Chasm

    That tyrannosaur on the left has the sneakiest expression.

  • Flangepart

    Yet they look like such happy critters.

  • bgbear_rnh

    It is Pterry from Pee Wee’s playhouse!

  • sandra

    The two men are staring at the little flying critter and paying no attention to the T.Rex, the Pterodactyl and the Whatever-it-is on the rock ! Not that the handgun is going to be of much use against them.

  • Ericb

    That’s not a rock it’s a Triceratops! Not to worry though I’ve heard they are gentle herbivores.

  • Eric Hinkle

    Like hippos, you mean? Heh, maybe one day we’ll get a man-meets-dinosaur movie in which it’s the touchy herbivores that are the problem and not the giant-sized predators like T. Rex.

  • bgbear_rnh

    or rhinoceros

  • Flangepart

    Ya know, I’d be more worried about the smaller Perds. like the Velociraptors, which are clever girls and can sneak up on you.
    A T-Rex is bad…but ignore Steven S. and his gunphobia, and let a Marine LAV open up with a 25mm chain gun…you can feed a whole company for days on T-burgers.

  • bgbear_rnh

    I thought they were suppose to taste like chicken.

  • Eric Hinkle

    If I remember right, in the Jurassic Park novel it was stated that the big T-Rex mostly left humans alone as they weren’t a big enough meal for it. The smaller ones like Velociraptor, on the other hand? Humans were just the right size between ‘easy to kill’ and ‘good meal’.

  • bgbear_rnh

    I always wondered why were were suppose to assume that a large predator from the past would be any scarier than a large predator of today (lions and tigers and bears oh my!).

    One thing I did not think about was the prehistoric critters lack of mammal smarts and unfamiliarity with humans. Many of the big mammalian predators avoid humans since they know they are more dangerous than they look.

    I guess that would put dinosaurs on the same level of scary as crocodiles and sharks.

  • Marsden

    They kind of did back on Land of the Lost. Spike was just about as dangerous as any of the dinosaurs. That’s the tv show from the early 70s, not that movie that used the same name.

  • Marsden

    He kind of reminds me of Paul Lynde.

  • Eric Hinkle

    I have to agree. I have to wonder what would have happened to Tyrannosaurs or Cave Bears that ran into a properly-aimed and fired Holland & Holland .600 elephant gun?

  • The Rev.

    They’re probably like, “Is that a Dimorphodon?! You NEVER see those in situations like this!”

    Okay, maybe that’d just be me.

    Ken, you’re not the only one wishing for more dinky dinos.

  • Rodford Smith

    Doc’s crew used “superfirers” very powerful full-auto pistols with ammunition ranging from “mercy bullets” (they drugged the target unconscious) to high-explosive rounds which could blow holes in light armor. So dinosaurs might not be a huge challenge.

    Yeah, I read a lot of these stories. :-)