posted on May, 22 2006 @ 10:35 AM
A full mountain dragon body was found frozen inside a cave in the Carpathian Mountains of Eastern Europe, along with several frozen 15th century human
warriors and swords!!
Her wingspan measured under 20 feet long, weighed about 900 pounds. Inside her they found storage sacs containing hydrogen gas. The scientists
believe these hydrogen gas sacs allowed dragons to fly. At the back of her throat they found a fleshly valve, a flap that is very similar to
crocodile's 'False Palate.' Crocodiles need a false palate to prevent water from flooding their lungs, and the scientists believe the dragons used
their false palate to prevent a backdrop of fire scorching their lungs. This false palate suggests crocodiles and mountain dragons had a common
She had large incisors, designed to rip flesh, but the scientists were surprised to find that she also had flat molars designed to grind. Pulverized
sediment, powdered rock, was found on the surface enamels, with large traces of platinum. Mountain dragons were able to get platinum by consuming
platinum deposits from mountains. Dragons used platinum as a catalyst to trigger their chemical ignition, the reaction of platinum with hydrogen
ignites the hydrogen, the hydrogen combusts. Dragons were really able to breathe fire!!
The frozen humans found in the cave were charred to death. But the scientists found no carbonized residue, no sign of any exposure to intense heat
inside the dragon's mouth, it does not appear as if she had ever breathed fire. Inside her body they found a fractured fragment of the tip of a
sword that was found amongst the charred human warriors.
Subsequent scanning revealed that the dragon was a female, but they saw no evidence of folicular activity, the reproductive tract is immature, she was
a baby dragon! So if she never breathed fire, that must mean her parents must have protected her. So the scientists went back to the cave and found
a nest made of rocks with an intact egg that looks to be at least a foot long and half a foot wide. The eggshells have heat resistant properties that
can withstand intensely high temperatures. The rocks were kept heated by fire, the eggs apparently required temperatures above 60 degrees for the
embryos to survive. Because of the high temperature requirement and the estimated 30 day incubation period, it is believed that dragon couples took
turns hunting while maintaining the eggs.
Echo scans revealed another chamber adjacent to the main cave, hidden behind a wall of ice. Inside they found the frozen adult dragon mother, along
with frozen uncharred human warriors. Her hydrogen sac was empty, she was starving to death when she died in the final battle with the dragon
slayers. This suggests that her daughter was killed months prior, and it also suggests that mountain dragons mourn their dead like elephants do
because she refused to eat her daughter's flesh.
Female dragons reach maturity in 7 years, and is estimated that mountain dragons can live around 40 years. The frozen adult dragon mother was
estimated to be around 23 years old.
Mountain dragons had a heat exchanging circulatory system, and a highly stratified layer of tissue under their scales helped minimize heat loss, and
from her marine ancestors she inherited a blood protein similar to those found in polar fish which prevent the formation of ice crystals in the blood
stream. They also discovered that mountain dragons hibernate.
The program is called 'Dragons: A Fantasy Made Real', and it aired on Animal Planet last night. I was able to record the last 50 minutes of the 60
minute program, and I can provide footage on Emule once I upload them into my computer. The footage is incredible, the dragon bodies were so well
preserved by the ice, you can see everything, the teeth, the long wings, the beautiful green color of their scales.