Thursday, December 01, 2005

No! The Pincers!

"Giant Water Scorpion Tracks Found: A six-legged water scorpion as big as a man walked the Earth some 330 million years ago, according to a largest fossil trackway of such a beast, unearthed in a layer of sandstone in Scotland."


mylescorcoran said...

It's a pity that at least one of the articles about this find suggests that the ancient sea scorpion had neither pincers nor a sting. Bah!

ian said...

They're just saying that to prevent panic. Everyone knows that by the Triassic, the giant sea scorpions had evolved pincers, a tail-sting, and an insatiable appetite for human flesh (or even more unpleasant contact with our species).