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Old May 24 2013, 12:56 AM   #92
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Re: New Star Wars animated show "Rebels" coming fall 2014

cooleddie74 wrote: View Post
Yeah, the last real-life rodent that was the size of a fictional Tatooine womp rat lived long ago and has long since gone extinct. But can you imagine if a six-foot-long rodent of that size existed today and the numbers of sport and food hunters who would track the things to the brink of nonexistence?
If it existed today, its existence wouldn't be seen as any more unusual than that of any other large surviving mammal, because we'd be used to having it around. And thus it follows that there could be regulations limiting how much it was hunted, although poachers might violate those regulations and endanger the species' survival just as they do with tigers, elephants, rhinos, and many others.


That's why it's probably for the best that dinosaurs of prehistoric scale have been gone for about 65 million years. Rednecks, poachers and sportsmen would shoot most of them dead for enormous trophies and bragging rights.
People still hunt dinosaurs all the time. We just call them birds these days.
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