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“What’s the stream gonna feature,” you ask? Aside from Meig, Jack and Ryuu’s shenanigans we have a very, very special main topic, a Let’s Play… I’ll just say there’s a reason I used old school dinosaur gifs here… and give you a tiiiny liiiittle hint:
If you ever wanted to know what a Dinosaur looks like when it moved, this a great example of one.
The Roadrunner is a very common animal in the Mojave and other deserts of the American South West. They get their name from being most visible on roads because they’re smaller birds that are very hard to see in the brush. They’re quick little things that are very active hunters and will run down and kill prey.
Their diet consists of lizards, mice, snakes and anything else they can kill and swallow. They have been observed stomping on the heads of snakes then lancing them with their beaks.
The Roadrunner is a pretty active predator and they are usually solitary animals but they have even been seen taking small fish or frogs from streams and ponds.
They can fly but much as a Pheasant they tend to only fly short distances. They are much more suited for running than flying.
The old cartoon where the Roadrunner outruns the Coyote is false. While the Roadrunner is fast, the Coyote is faster in reality.
These sauropod specimens are drawn from the Museum’s extensive paleontology collection and include dozens of fossil bones, along with elements of the very first dinosaur fossil collected by the Museum more than a century ago. Most of these fossils are from the Museum’s legendary Big Bone Room, where fossils of sauropods and other large dinosaurs are stored on open shelving.
The earliest fossil find on display—an incomplete skeleton of the long-necked, plant-eating dinosaur Diplodocus longus—was unearthed by legendary Museum dinosaur hunter Barnum Brown along with Henry Fairfield Osborn in 1897 at Como Bluff, Wyoming.