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An article I published earlier this year on the BU News site. THIS INFORMATION COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE ONE DAY:

Watch out!

Photo courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons User Radek Vitoul.

It was like a sudden B-horror movie infestation – on January 24th up to 15,000 crocodiles swarmed out of the confines of Rakwena Crocodile Farm and poured out into the South African Limpopo River. The scaly escapees were taking advantage of the swelling floodwaters that had forced their warden, farmer Zane Langman, to open the floodgates, disarming the bloated river’s threat to consume his family’s house. Since then the freed reptiles have been spotted up to 75 miles downriver, one bold enough to take roost on a school’s rugby field. Langman has pledged to recapture his ne’er-do-well crocs. This raises the question, how do you wrangle these crocodilian beasts?
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From: Nate Carroll

My facebook feed alerted me to this timely piece in Nature:

How to Eat a Triceratops

Because who hasn’t wondered?

No, this is not an idea for an imaginative five-year-old’s Halloween costume. Paleontologist Paul Sereno (discoverer of the Super-Croc, a 40-foot-long crocodile) published findings today in open-access journal Zookeys detailing the morphology of a strange domestic cat-sized dinosaur that skittered about the Earth approximately 200 million years ago.

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