If someone asked me yesterday if I wanted to travel back in time 200 million years, I would've asked them what snacks would be provided for the journey, and then asked to have five minutes to pack my bag. But if someone asked me that today, well, I'd ask them to kindly go eff themselves because there is no way in hell I am going back to a time period where terrifying dwarf vampire dinosaurs with fangs and spikes scurry around the Earth. No. Gracias.
Scientists at the University of Chicago rediscovered this dwarf vampire dino (after it'd been stored in a Harvard lab and forgotten about) and say the Pegomastax africanus is about the size of a house cat, has a parrot-shaped skull, and walked around like a nimble, two-legged porcupine. But what they failed to mention, interestingly enough, is that it is one of the most horrifying creatures you will ever, ever lay eyes on. BEHOLD:
Just look at those vampire fangs, those beady eyes, and those spikes. Now imagine this hideous beast sneaking up on you and gnawing on your ankle. Ack!
Debate's still going whether or not this thing ate meat or not, but come on -- I'm sure if he came across a time traveler's delicious looking leg, he wouldn't mind biting off a little bit for an afternoon snack.
Anyway! A dwarf vampire dinosaur? Wow. Now I've seen everything.
What do you think??