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What's on your mind?
I think most people agree that the Argentinosaurus is probably the most massive dinosaur, but I need to know what you people think, which is the smallest dinosaur. My guess is that its around Epidexipteryx, or probably Scansoriopteryx. I'm not exactly sure. Please do let me know, I'm baffled.
Short Faced Bear
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The biting whale of japan
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No back tracking the image
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I need to learn about new dinosaurs, PLEASE give me some new species.
Three large crocodilianform this one is purussaurus stomatosuchus and crocodylus bugtiemeis. This large croc can take down indricothere
This is when it gets good.
They get to the park that’s next to the river and get out of Douglas’s police truck. There’s a small parking area near the large bridge that runs over the river. The area around the legs of the bridge is a common place for people to fish and sometimes swim. It's covered in sand, like a small beach. A little farther north up the river is the dam that has created an artificial waterfall. If these boys were going to swim, it would likely be at the legs of the bridge.
The two of them walk down a path carved out by constant use that leads down under the bridge. They reach the beach and immediately spot a few piles of clothes and bags.
“These must be theirs,” Douglas says.
McCoy looks at the bag, and in the side pocket is a smart phone, “Probably. Looks like they didn’t have their phones on them.”
“Well, do you keep your phone in your pocket when you get in the water?” Douglas asks.
“I mean, I have…” McCoy replies.
Douglas points at the bare footprints and says, “I think it’s safe to say they went into the water.”
There are lots of tracks covering the beach, some creating deep impressions in the mud near the water. There aren’t very many tracks that appear to be coming from the water, though.
“It seems like they didn’t come out of the water,” Douglas says. “Do you think they drowned?”
“It’s pretty likely. Bring the kayaks down and we will start looking.”
Douglas and McCoy push their kayaks into the water. There is only one boat ramp nearby that’s located up on the north side of the river past the waterfall. Because of this they have to use the kayaks, which are smaller and easier to transport.
Douglas takes his paddle and gets into the hole in the center of the light brown boat. “Push me,” he says to McCoy.
McCoy puts his hands around the back of Douglas’s kayak and pushes it out into the water. He quickly moves his own kayak into the water and jumps into the boat and then pushes the boat off the sand with his paddle. The kayaks take them down the river. Even with the waterfall, the water doesn’t have a strong current. As the two of them move through the water, Douglas notices that the paddle keeps hitting the bottom.
“Hey chief, this water is shallow!” he shouts back to him.
“Well…” McCoy thinks for a moment, “Those boys were always down here fishing, right? Do you think they came down here trying to do that cat fishing where you stick your hand in the fish’s mouth?”
“Yeah, yeah, that’s it! Maybe they got a big fish and it pulled them under or something?”
“All three of them?”
McCoy is silent for a second, then says, “Yeah, it’s certainly a stretch. I’d almost say they ran away, but why would they leave all their stuff?”
“And it’s odd for three fourteen year old boys to all drown simultaneously?” Douglas adds.
McCoy looks down the river, and a little ways a head he spots something orange sticking out of the water caught on the bank. He paddles faster towards them. It looks like swimming trunks!
“Douglas! I think these belong to one of the boys!” McCoy shouts back to him.
He grabs them and tries to pull them into the boat but they are heavy. “How much mud is in these?” McCoy thinks.
He uses both hands and starts making progress, but he quickly drops them back into the water when he realizes there’s still something in the swim trunks.
“What is it!?” Douglas asks as he quickly approaches him.
McCoy regains his composure and says, “He was cut in half.”
They return to the police station with what is left of one of the boys. McCoy quickly goes over to the phone to call Dr. Stinger over to examine the remains to determine a cause of death.
Dr. Stinger picks up and McCoy says, “Hey doc, I need you to come over here to the police station. We were looking for Mrs. King’s three boys; they all went missing and well… we found one, but it’s a bit… Look, can you just come over and give me a brief autopsy report? Before we send it in.”
Dr. Stinger replies, “Well, sure, and don’t worry, I’ve seen some shocking things in my day.”
McCoy looks over at Douglas who is bringing the remains in, “Well, this one might take the cake.”
“I’ll drive over there as fast as I can,” Dr. Stinger says before hanging up the phone.
McCoy puts the phone back on the wall and turns to Douglas. “Dr. Stinger is coming over to examine it. You know how long those big shots in Wichita take with this kind of stuff.”
McCoy then turns to the phone and thinks, “Oh crap! I have to make another phone call.”
He picks up the phone and dials Mrs. King’s phone number. She quickly picks up. “Hello? Chief, have you found my boys?” she asks hopefully.
He’s silent for a moment, then replies, “Well, we found one of them… he’s gone.”
There’s silence for a while, and then he hears her phone hit the ground. McCoy isn’t sure exactly what to do.
“Mrs. King, are you there?”
She picks up the phone and asks, “Can I please see him?”
“Alright, but,” he pauses, “we are going to have Dr. Stinger look at him before he’s sent off to have a more professional autopsy.”
“I’ll hurry over there as fast as I can,” she says, tears starting in her eyes.
“Alright, take care,” McCoy then hangs up the phone.
He walks into the back room where Douglas had laid the body on a table and covered it with a white cloth. McCoy thinks as he stares at the cloth with a pair of legs under it. Riverside is a very small town, and Kansas is a fairly peaceful state. Something like this just doesn’t happen! The two of them are curious as to what could have caused this, and they await Dr. Stinger’s arrival.
They hear the door open, and Douglas heads up front to see who it is. McCoy just continues to stare. He can hear a whimpering; it’s Mrs. King. He turns around towards her as Douglas walks her in. Her eyes are almost closed until she sees the shape of the body under the cloth, they quickly widen.
McCoy simply says, “It’s not much, but do you think you could identify who it is?”
She’s silent for a second, then whimpers, “I’ll try.”
McCoy uncovers the legs but stops around the waist. Mrs. King is speechless. What on Earth could have done this? And where are her other two boys?
She moves closer, then says, “It’s Steven. I can tell by the scar on his left leg. He got it out on his Uncle’s farm when a barbed wire fence cut through his leg. But even after that him and the others still loved going there.” She then broke out into tears.
McCoy puts his hand on her shoulders and says, “Thank you, Mrs. King, and I’m very sorry. We will try to figure out who did this.”
Dr. Stinger enters the office. He’s an old man, almost bald, and has glasses. He’s been in the medical field almost his entire life and has seen almost everything.
“Chief? Are you here?”
“Come on back!” McCoy shouts back.
As he walks to the back room, passing Douglas, who is escorting Mrs. King out. Her face is red and covered in tears. He walks in and sees the legs on the table.
He’s silent for a moment, then says, “Well!”
“Yep, it’s pretty bad,” McCoy replies. “Found him in the river. His two brothers, Roy and Eric, are still missing.”
Dr. Stinger uncovers the waist to examine the wound. “Oh my, that’s quite a-” he tries to make a little joke, but is unable to.
“Yeah, it’s pretty bad. You think someone hacked him or something?”
“Murder is a possibility, but since you said you found him in the river, that leads me to believe this may have been a boat propeller.”
“Well, the part of the river we found him in has no places for a large boat, let alone one that could do damage like this!”
He examines the wound more closely. “I’m very sorry, but I don’t have a clue what could have done this.”
McCoy lets out a sigh, then replies, “Well, I guess we will send it in. Hopefully we can get an answer from them. But if you had to guess?”
Dr. Stinger thinks about it, “I guess your theory of this being a murder makes the most sense. But frankly, to me this looks like a shark attack.”
“Yes, it’s quite unbelievable. It would explain the disappearance of the other two and the lack of this boy’s top half.”
“But sharks don’t live in freshwater.”
“Actually there is one species that lives in both salt and fresh water and is fearsome enough to do this: the bull shark. But how it got here, I don’t know.” He thinks about it, then replies, “Nah, it doesn’t make any sense, but this wound resembles an animal bite.”
“So are we dealing with a shark attack? In the middle of Kansas!?”
“I doubt it, but I’m no biologist. It’s best if the state sees it. Good day!” Dr. Stinger then walks out the door.
Douglas looks over at McCoy. “You think it’s a shark?”
“I don’t know anymore. Nothing about this case makes sense!” He then slams his fist on the desk in frustration.
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I am going to write a story on here but i need dinosaur species ideas for for it
Write down a reply to answer.
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Saber toothed cat
American cave lion
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This dinosaur is a genus of iguanodont dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period of Patagonia, South America. It was a small bipedal herbivore, almost 2 m long.
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I'll be going back to school in person soon, so, I would like some tips on how to find paleonerds. Thank you!
Tyrannosaurus Rex (Rexy From Fallen Kingdom)
Velociraptor (Blue From Fallen Kingdom)
Mosasourus (Sorry if i wrote that wrong) (From JW)
Spinosaurus (From Jurrasic Park 3)
The Raptor Squad (Blue,Charlie,Delta,Echo)
Indominus Rex (or you can choose Indoraptor)
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yes I think so
nope, don't even think about it
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