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In the drink. The one about the golfer and the gator.

In American News, ancient, animals, comedy, Crazy news, croc suit, crocodiles, dinosaur, entertainment, Florida, Humans, Humour, Life, Odd News, science, Society, sport, United States, USA, wild animals, World News on June 28, 2007 at 9:36 pm

 

A 50 year old amature golfer had a fun old time when his ball landed in a water hazord.

Bruce Burger was trying to retrieve his ball from a pond on the 6th when an one eyed alligotor came out of the water, grabbing Burgers tasty right arm and pulled him in.

The man used his free arm to beat the reptile in the head and was eventually freed. He was taken to hospital with minor wounds.

 “I saw him reach down to get his ball and he yelled” for help, said Janet Pallo, who was playing the fifth hole and ran over to drive the man to the clubhouse.

The pond at the sixth hole has a “Beware of Alligator” sign.

“Unfortunately, that’s part of Florida,” course general manager Rod Parry said. “There’s wildlife in these ponds.”

Talk about your water hazard.

Video: Interview with Bruce, “I’ll be Okay”.

Does this remind you of a certain one eyed alligator in the film Happy Gilmore?

“Beeb, beeb!”, ‘Roadrunner’ dinosaur species discovered

In dinosaur, Eocursor, evolution, natural world, World News on June 13, 2007 at 7:21 pm

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3ft-long plant-eating dinosaur called Eocursor has been identified by paleontologists. Fossil remains of a single specimen of the dinosaur were discovered in South Africa in 1993, but have only recently been studied.

3ft-long plant-eating dinosaur stood on two legs, was about the size of a large dog and was built for speed. It was a primitive member of a large group of dinosaurs called the ornithischians and lived about 220 million years ago and lived in vast herds of up to 10,000.

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Working with scientists at the Iziko South African Museum in Cape Town, and experts from Cambridge University in England, paleontologist Dr Butler compared Eocursor’s anatomy with that of ornithischians from all over the world.

The researchers produced a new evolutionary tree showing how primitive members of the family were related.

It suggested that they spread throughout the world later than was previously thought.

“By placing Eocursor in an evolutionary tree we can begin to understand when and why ornithiscian dinosaurs became so important,” said Dr Butler.

“It seems that primitive ornithiscians were scarce, and the group succeeded by taking advantage of the extinction of other plant-eating reptiles at the end of the Triassic about 200 million years ago.”