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Stoa is a legendary, but not common know cryptid said to live in Brazil inside the Amazonian rain forest around the area of "Serra do Curupira".
The first report of this creature camed around 1920, Lord John was camping with his military squad around a lake next to a village tribe when a group of huge-lizard like animals jumped of a cliff and started to kill the natives by jumping on them.
He described the animal as having the size o a bufallo and being grayish in color. The animals killed almost a hundred of the natives and were immune to bullets acording to John. Two of them died after the natives shoot them with numerous poisoned arrows.In 1978, the witness said that one of the individuals of these species had more than 20ft in lenght.
The description of the John matches with a Carnotaurus, a bigger theoropod than Tyrannosaurus that used to live in South America around 75 milions of years ago.The are where the animal was sight is completely savage. Only a few native remnants (around 100) still live there:
" I heard a cry of alarm with a native shouting ' Stoa , the Stoa ! " I had no idea what was happening, but the cries have spread to thousands . More than 50 armed natives then ran to a cave . Once there, they shouted to him joining them, i grabbed my rifle and ran together to them . Suddenly appeared this magnificent beast of the woods and attacked the group of about 15 Indians. Soon after , most of these beasts appeared , the Indians have done nothing but tried to flee with no hope. "
" The strategy of these animals was interesting . They leaped upon the natives in order to crush them. So they after thye took out the natives, theu came to us. We took our rifles and shoot them . But nothing happened , it was as if we fired stone steel . " His repitile nature prevented them from feeling pain " [ ... ] natives with poisoned arrows appeared and began firing several of them against animals . Even so , they seemed to feel no effect , only dizziness after hundreds of arrows , two of these animals began mumbling in pain for a few minutes until lie on the floor . The refugees Indians came out of their caves and began singing and feasting on the body of the beast . "
Wow I like the painting, nice use of colors. You have Talent.
originally posted by: skunkape23
This is a painting I did based on an allosaur skeleton at the local natural history museum.
After spending some time studying its anatomy, I suspect that it killed prey by using its head as an axe.
I imagine it would have grabbed its victim with its hind talons and struck in the spine or skull like a woodpecker from hell.
originally posted by: stumason
a reply to: ShadeWolf
There was some research done recently which showed the Therapods, over time, evolution favoured them being smaller and it's these ones, like Troodons and Velociraptors which were feathered. I'm inclined to agree though that the T-Rex and Allosaurs were probably not feathered all over, but I think the jury is still out on them in the Paleo world.