posted on Nov, 12 2011 @ 10:58 AM
Found this from a few days ago and thought it was not only interesting, but slightly amusing aswell...
From the source
An extraordinary looking, mouse-sized, fossil animal is shedding new light on the ancient history of mammals. With a thin snout, beady eyes and long
canines, the creature would have looked remarkably like that fictional sabre-toothed squirrel of Ice Age movie-fame.
And just for a fun comparison
I never knew that Scrat was fictional, so finding this surprised me quite a bit. Turns out I wasn't the only one either...
As to that likeness with Scrat, the acorn-obsessed squirrel in the animated Ice Age features films, Prof Rougier finds the association highly amusing.
"I remember when I saw the movie I thought, 'why have they done this ridiculous animal - there is no such thing?'. And then we find something that
kind of looks like it.
I remember reading a thread/post not so long back, where a guy says he was charged by a squirrel
. After seeing this, that guy should think
Hope you enjoyed the discovery, thanks for reading
edit on 12/11/2011 by kai22 because: Quote error