Monday, January 16, 2006
This is a fossil of two dinosaurs fighting that was found in Mongolia, 1971.
It was on display at the American Museum of Natural History, the exhibit closed but they still have information about it to view on the web.
Here is a quote.
"Apparently locked in combat, these two fighting dinosaurs were remarkably preserved in this action pose some 80 million years ago.
Velociraptor was a fierce carnivore that hunted prey animals, such as the plant-eating Protoceratops.
Here, the Velociraptor has embedded its deadly foot claw into the neck of the crouching Protoceratops, near the region that housed the blood supply for the head.
In turn, the Protoceratops appears to have bitten and broken the right arm of the Velociraptor, whose left hand grips the head of the Protoceratops.
A sudden sand flow may have quickly buried these foes, capturing them in this fighting position."
I find it interesting that they realize it had to be "quickly buried" to catch them in the fighting position.
What about the rest of the fossils around the world?
Wouldn't they need to be quickly buried to be fossilized?
When they slaughtered the buffalo out west, killings hundreds if not thousands of them and left them lying around, did they fossilize?
Fish are found in rocks every where around the world. How long do fish last, laying dead on the beach before they are eaten or rot away? Not very long yet we have fossils of them.
I think the evidence points to a global flood, burying things all over the world very quickly making the fossils we find today.
Click here to view the videos of the fossil and animations.