Do the museum’s staff freak out every time they lock eyes with these terrifying prehistoric animals? Despite them making us shudder, they are worth to keep around. Such spine-tingling creatures help us know what was in existence before our time.
You will be wondering what size human beings were. What if they were the usual size? Where did they use to see such enormous creatures? Didn’t the picture haunt them in their sleep?
Here are the scariest prehistoric animals that will wake you up sweating. Nevertheless, the thrill may be exciting.
Arthropleura – A Prehistoric Animal
You certainly want to know if you can scream after you see any prehistoric animal. If yes, then try to run into an Artropleura museum in your next walk. Or rather, you’ll be stranded with a wide-open mouth.
It is among the biggest discovered invertebrate with the likeliness of not having any predators, such safe buddy. However, it would instantaneously elevate defensively and look right into you. Yes, that’s creepy!
This 8.5-foot-long millipede comes from the carboniferous times up to the Asselian level of the lower Permian time. The creature became extinct as the dry conditions started creeping forth.
How would you react if your friend tells you that he came across a whale while traveling? You will frowningly spit he’s a potential loony.
But then, whales just recently shifted their habiting areas around 50 million years past. Now, these sea creatures vividly explain the phrase “survival for the fittest.” It is hard figuring out how a land-living animal would become obsessed with wet habitats.
Basilosaurus is mostly interpreted as the king lizard. It was a 60 feet triple foot-frame that had an ugly bite that would turn you into another scary creature. Its fossils seem to last at around 35 to 33.9 Mya. Volcanic activities or sudden climatic changes catalyzed their extinction. The climatic changes are believed to have affected the oceanic circulation cycles.
One most common horrifying trait with these ice age animals is their colossal size and unusual form and features. What reptile or crocodile would be 40 feet long? What size was it born then, 20 feet?
Sarcosuchus was a crocodile- a reptile resembling animals that lived in Africa and South America. It had a 6 feet sized frame with 132 teeth. The scariest thing about this extinct creature is its size. Compared to that time’s dinosaur, this animal would walk over them easily. It would even feed on the dinosaurs. Its main diet was huge fish and large terrestrial animals.
The main reason behind the extinction of such monsters was due to unfavorable weather conditions or lack of enough food.
Despite how creepy these prehistoric animals make you feel, you will always yearn to have a glimpse of how they resembled. The invention of animatronic jungle animals helps you figure out how they walked and how they stared. Moreover, it is always a pleasure to know some of the ice age animals even if we were unable to have a real interaction with them.
Who knows, you may run into one deserted forest. And you may use your unsure animal-friendly approaches, to save your life.