posted on Nov, 13 2002 @ 07:37 PM
Whoop de do truth. Ever see a snapper? I've gone turtle hunting before with a freind. He got one that was a good five feet long. It was a
aliigator snapper, larger then the regular snapper, but still, five feet is nothing. His dad has a shell from a alli snapper, he caught it, but
didn't kill it. He kept it in his basement.(Basement is basically a huge tank, but guess what? the foundation has gone to hell) It lived for
another good twenty years, then it died. Its size? I could lay in it. I'm 5"11. This turtle was huge, but not immortal.
Then, a Komodo Dragon, up to 12 feet in length usual, largest was 16 I think before it died of old age. Largest crocodile, over forty feet, before it
died of old age.
Then, with mammals, elephants ten feet in hieght, a few tons in weight. Blue whale, largest animal in the world, a mammal, not a reptile. Older,
Wooly Mammoth, about twenty feet in hieght, even more than a elephant.
With amphibians, I have seen some good sized bullfrogs when frog hunting. A couple were a few pounds, larger than any normal bullfrog. And those
just the ones I've caught, some I've seen had eyes the size of tennis balls.(exaggerating a little, but not by much) Big buggers more quick than
one would think.
Then birds, ostrich. Need I say more?
Heck, parasites can become dozens of feet long.
Or, things still get big. Even today truth.
Also, they didn't have more oxygen, if anything they had less. And didn't have less predators, where did you even come up with that? And not more
food, as with oxygen, not more, if not less than today.
Lizards stop growing turth. My dad had a fox snake. It lived a good twenty years. It got to about six feet at age eight. It stopped growing. It a
reptile, but didn't grow forever.
Anoles, they never, no matter how long they live, get past a few inches. Along with most geckos.
Then, with crocodiles, depends on what species. American alligator will grow to around 10-12 feet, then stop. Some do get bigger, but not by much.
Indo-Pacific, around 25-30 feet. Nile Crocodile, around 20 feet. After that, they stop growing.
Anymore reptiles I left out? Man, reading that, my redneck shows. Frog hunting, turtle hunting, ya might be a redneck if..