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Prehistoric Goose Was The Size Of A Small Plane And Had Bony Teeth

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posted on Sep, 26 2008 @ 05:22 PM

This kind of Mother Goose is no fairy tale. A 50 million year old skull reveals that huge birds with a 5 meter wingspan once skimmed across the waters that covered what is now London, Essex and Kent. These giant ocean-going relatives of ducks and geese also had a rather bizarre attribute for a bird: their beaks were lined with bony-teeth.

Wowsers, what with the talk of thunderbirds, I thought I'd add this article. Heard about it on the drive to work today. Not exactly mythological, but the size is definitely reminiscent.
Giant, teethed, geese. Geese are very territorial birds, and attack people on occasion. Kinda fits some of the stories.

posted on Sep, 26 2008 @ 06:29 PM
I would not want to run into one of those fellas. I've seen grown men run like girls from a single charging goose, they're very moody animals. Beautiful, though.

posted on Sep, 26 2008 @ 06:55 PM
reply to post by RuneSpider

Wow, a huge goose with teeth, truly terrifiying!

posted on Sep, 27 2008 @ 11:32 AM
Having been chased by a Goose, I don't want to imagine one with teeth...

posted on Sep, 27 2008 @ 03:55 PM
reply to post by Orion52

Let alone the size of a small airplane. Heck of a thing to be "goosed" by, eh?

posted on Sep, 29 2008 @ 02:15 AM
just to be pedantic - that is nowhere near the size of a ` small plane `

posted on Sep, 29 2008 @ 10:58 PM
reply to post by ignorant_ape

Sorry, forgot the link. Supposedly the bird had a wingspan of 16 feet, bigger than the wingspan of some ultralights I've seen, so actually, it is. Just barely, but still.
Also, just realized I forgot the link.


[edit on 29-9-2008 by RuneSpider]

posted on Oct, 4 2008 @ 01:14 PM
I have a big chunk out of my leg from a goose.

makes me shudder about a giant toothy goose...

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