Reuters is reporting that a team of Australian paleontologists has discovered over 20 previously unknown species in a fossil dig in Northwest Queensland. Among the exciting critters revealed are a meat-eating kangaroo with enormous fangs and powerful forelimbs, and a giant carnivorous birds which the team describes as "demon ducks of doom." Poor alliteration aside, the ferociousness of the creatures doesn't seem to be an exaggeration. The well-muscled teeth on the kangaroo, for example, could reportedly crunch through bone and slice through flesh with ease. Of course, these fossils are about 10-20 million years old, so their descendants have since had plenty of time to contemplate the various ethical questions associated with meat eating.
When Killer Kangaroos Roamed the Earth
Like us on Facebook
July 12, 2006 - 05:26am