Tuesday, April 05, 2005

All that and thumbs

Bite me! Bill sent this link to me. These animals were wicked biters. The caption for the illustration sums it up best, "The marsupial lion may not have had - or needed - the most intelligent of hunting strategies."
They are called a Marsupial Lion because of their catlike appearance. Other xenotypic descriptives that were contenders? "marsupial bad-assed murder machine" and "marsupial yikes, that thing has a skilsaw for a mouth"
Despite being tops in the "killing things with your head" category they are happily extinct which makes them unlikely to turn up in St. Paul after hitching a ride in a crate of organic bananas.