Warning: If you are a member of PETA, Earth First and/or are a tree-hugging, climate change-believing practitioner of Gorianty, this post may offend you.
Extinct eagle may have eaten humans
BANGKOK - Sophisticated computer scans of fossils have helped solve a mystery over the nature of a giant, ancient raptor known as the Haast's eagle which became extinct about 500 years ago, researchers said Friday.
The researchers say they have determined that the eagle — which lived in the mountains of New Zealand and weighed about 40 pounds — was a predator and not a mere scavenger as many thought.
Much larger than modern eagles, Haast's eagle would have swooped to prey on flightless birds — and possibly even the rare unlucky human.
Now, I have two thoughts on this:
-While it may be selfish, I'm glad this bird is gone. I personally would rather not be eaten by a bird.
-How did these animals become extinct before we started pouring green house gases into the atmosphere and cutting down their habitats? Aren't these the reasons animals go extinct?