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Sightings of Dinosaur-Like Beast: Megalania

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#1    pureshark1980

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 11:57 PM

I saw this video...and this guy makes some valid points...but others are iffy - could these massive beasts still roam around Australia today?  what do you guys think?

https://www.youtube....h?v=pka1rjaNHZk

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Posted 29 August 2014 - 12:18 AM

I think this is something Australians would be better disposed to comment on. The rural population and folk that spend a lot time in the bush would have a better take on the possibility.

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 05:09 AM

Australia is the size of the contiguous United States and has only 23 million or so inhabitants, most of whom live along the coast so it would make sense that there might be some animals roaming the interior that are as of yet unknown to science, although I doubt animals as large as the megalania.

But one can hope.

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 07:38 AM

Psyche101'd probably be a better person to ask then me, but I've been told by an Aboriginal Elder of my acquaintance that there are beasties in the Deep Outback that look like giant goannas.

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 07:59 AM

View PostSir Wearer of Hats, on 31 August 2014 - 07:38 AM, said:

Psyche101'd probably be a better person to ask then me, but I've been told by an Aboriginal Elder of my acquaintance that there
are beasties in the Deep Outback that look like giant goannas.
I`m quite sure that Psyche101 has 2 Megalania as pets but he didn`t talked about yet.

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 10:16 AM

Is there a gps reference given? - I'll be happy to take my camera out there for my next outback sabbatical..  I too know a few elders in very remote indigenous communities, and while there are myths and stories that include huge lizards, they don't refer to it as a current reality.  Not even in the Maralinga lands, where certain activities by the British in the 50's may have caused the odd genetic aberration...

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 11:41 AM

They'd need water, and the watering spots are well known.

So... if they were there, tracks would be easy to locate and identify and they'd be spotted on game cameras set up at watering holes.


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Posted 31 August 2014 - 12:06 PM

From a distance a kangaroo would resemble a dinosaur, having a type of lizard tail and all.  Who knows, T-Rex might of had a pouch for their young also...And ostriches would add to the confusion considering they lay giant eggs and the recent revelation that dinosaurs were vastly feathered.  




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Posted 31 August 2014 - 01:00 PM

View Posttaniwha, on 31 August 2014 - 12:06 PM, said:

Who knows, T-Rex might of had a pouch for their young also...

No, dinosaurs were lizards. Lizards do not have pouches like marsupials do.

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 06:23 PM

View Posttaniwha, on 31 August 2014 - 12:06 PM, said:

From a distance a kangaroo would resemble a dinosaur, having a type of lizard tail and all.  
Only if you read older books on dinosaurs (early 1900's.)  They changed the "Kangaroo Rex" model way back when.  T Rex walks like a raven.


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Posted 31 August 2014 - 08:46 PM

View Posttaniwha, on 31 August 2014 - 12:06 PM, said:

From a distance a kangaroo would resemble a dinosaur, having a type of lizard tail and all.  Who knows, T-Rex might of had a pouch for their young also...And ostriches would add to the confusion considering they lay giant eggs and the recent revelation that dinosaurs were vastly feathered.  
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Posted 01 September 2014 - 01:38 AM

cant some crocodiles get pretty huge

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Posted 01 September 2014 - 02:03 AM

View Postpureshark1980, on 28 August 2014 - 11:57 PM, said:

I saw this video...and this guy makes some valid points...but others are iffy - could these massive beasts still roam around Australia today?  what do you guys think?

https://www.youtube....h?v=pka1rjaNHZk

I'd never heard of this particular creature before. I enjoyed watching this video here...

https://www.youtube....h?v=9YZevB12NyA

As far as if it still exists, considering the type, size and location I'd say around a 70-75% chance that it still does.


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Posted 01 September 2014 - 04:27 AM

View PostLilly, on 31 August 2014 - 01:00 PM, said:

No, dinosaurs were lizards. Lizards do not have pouches like marsupials do.

Dinosaurs were actual a separate group of reptiles, not lizards. Just wanted to put that out there.
Also, definitely no pouches.

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Posted 01 September 2014 - 04:28 AM

View PostGrimmOne, on 01 September 2014 - 01:38 AM, said:

cant some crocodiles get pretty huge
Indeed they can.
And so can goannas, reptiles IIRC keep growing all their lives so the older they are, the bigger and more ornery they get.

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