Friday, 11 April 2014

J is for Jurassic (A to Z challenge)

Say Jurassic and we think dinosaurs, right? And although they may not be around now, there is plenty of evidence on the Isle of Arran to prove they once roamed the land.  Ok, so maybe it’s a long time ago (230 million years) when the isle was connected to a greater land mass but they were here.
Dinosaur footprints
Footprints have been found on numerous sites that are thought to have belonged to lizard like dinosaurs, about 12 feet long, and David Attenborough visited to film a documentary that covered a series of giant millipede tracks (from an earlier period) on the North of the island. And by ‘giant’ I mean the tracks are over a foot wide!
Single large footprint

Surprisingly, I don’t know of any bones that have been found but as the footprints were only found in the last 10 years there is plenty of time for them to be discovered.

1 comment:

  1. That's just amazing isn't it?? And gah. Totally the thing of my nightmares...giant millipede. ::shudder::

    Happy A to Z-ing!
    herding cats & burning soup.