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1 posted on 09/07/2012 12:07:18 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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Gone but not forgotten - the creature and its "death march" are exquisitely preserved


2 posted on 09/07/2012 12:08:33 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

that’s pretty good considering the earth is only about 6000 years old!


4 posted on 09/07/2012 12:15:49 PM PDT by 2nd Amendment
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Quite interesting.

But also poignant; a Mesozoic tragedy. It’s a vivid picture etched in that stone: plopping into that dark, anoxic hellhole, righting itself, then scrambling for its life, losing its coordination as the environment takes its toll, twitching, slowing, then at last stopping and surrendering.

I feel bad for the critter. In a predator prey relationship there’s usually some element of sport to it. But this little guy just plain got screwed over by fate. It ran its race, but there was no finish line to reach.

(I guess I’m in a sentimental mood today)


6 posted on 09/07/2012 12:21:05 PM PDT by verum ago (Be a bastard, and Karma'll be a bitch.)
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To: NormsRevenge

bump


9 posted on 09/07/2012 12:34:09 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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