Brontosaurus: (n) a large herbivorous dinosaur
In my silly brain, dinosaurs are like God.
I have gone to an African wildlife reserve and seen elephants and giraffes, which are quite impressive, but still plausible in size. The notion that there was a creature on Earth that covered half a city block is a little bit far-fetched.
But also like God, there is evidence that they were here and did roam about, leaving behind “bones for contention.”
But I’ve always favored the Brontosaurus.
So practical. Big long neck for reaching up in the trees to eat his fill, but never getting to the end of a maple tree luncheon and going, “Not quite full. I’d like to eat me a fat boy.”
They really stuck to that herbivore thing. Not like me–who becomes a vegetarian du jour, only to reject it at the first sniff of Kentucky Fried Chicken.
The Brontosaurus stayed with plants.
So it’s my thought that they hung around longer than the T-Rex and the raptors.
Yes, they were around on Earth by themselves, so they could enjoy their salads … and not smell meat farts.