Ok... so I saw a Pterodactyl up close tonight. Not joking. WTF!?!

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  1. Zingeroo

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    Maybe a frigate bird? There's a shitload of them in South America. I thought I saw one one day in Louisiana, though...

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  2. lp_bruce

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    There is a big difference between something that is unexplainable and something you can't explain. I've seen things that I can't personally explain, but I have little doubt that someone else might (particularly if we analyzed it). For example, it's most likely that the OP saw a large bird. The only other reasonable alternate would be a remote control pterodactyl (because these exist).

    The human brain does some neat tricks, and because it wants to categorize things it sometimes fills in details (particularly in hindsight) that weren't really there (or were unclear). This is perfectly natural/normal and we have all experienced it in some ways whether we know it or not.

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  3. macula56

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    well i am pretty sure that the pterodactlys escaped from that island in jurassic park so by now they have probably made it here and set up housekeeping. ya just never know.
     
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    Absolutely.

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    Dude, you didn't see a pterodactyl. You just didn't.
     
  7. GuitarBuilder

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    No Pterodactyl, definitely a bird. Not likely a Sandhill Crane for that part of the country - most likely a Great Blue Heron in breeding plumage. There's a small chance it could have been a Peacock (most folks have never seen those in flight).
     
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    Ah, you see? Flying moose. Mystery solved.
     
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    It was a bear with a fish in it's mouth...
     
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    Hard to rule out any sort of large crane/heron type bird being migration season and all,and not just native species .
    Non-native species get blown off course all the time .
    Then there is always escapees from enclosures/collections /zoos etc.
     
  12. xpatico

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    Instead of mocking the OP, let's consider that anything is possible. Some of my cherished memories come from my mother's wisdom. "That can't be. I've never heard of that."
    Or in other words from some of Carl Sagan's equally profound wisdom. a paraphrase at best "That which can't not be, must be."
    Check out the information in the enclosed link.
    Rob
    I believe you saw a genuine pterodactyl.

    http://educate-yourself.org/cn/PterodactylsHauntSkies30mar05.shtml
     
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    Pretty much the thought in my link above.
     
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    Assuming I'm missing some sarcasm? That site is a load of poppycock.

    I wasn't personally mocking the OP, but he didn't see a pterodactyl, he mistook something for one. I offered the most likely culprit (IMO).

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    There are thousands of members on TGP.

    Some of them are going to be adamant that a pterodactyl has been sighted. It is on the web. Look it up.

    Meanwhile, I just saw a bear, with a fish in its mouth......
     
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    I think if you really saw a pterodactyl it probably came through some sort of hole in space and time.

    Or maybe it was from a different dimension, or alternate universe where the asteroid missed earth.

    Or maybe it was a pterodactyl ghost.

    All of these possibilities could have logical scientific explanations, we just don't understand them yet.

    (No, I'm not being sarcastic).
     
  18. Blindspot

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    Too much Quantum Leap mixed with Stargate, Land of the Lost and bong hits and you get pterodactyls arriving on earth through time portals.
     
  19. xpatico

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    "There are none so blind as those who refuse to see"

    Anything is possible. Science is founded upon documented observation. The OP has given science another piece of data to contribute to every other observation. As sketchy and isolated this bit of data is, it is a foundation on which others can build. Eventually when assembled with many others we will have convincing PROOF that these creatures have existed and are surviving in spite of all those who resisted the truth.
    See the enclosed link to a creature long extinct(as was thought) but now is old news in its acceptance in the animal world.
    Rob

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coelacanth
     
  20. DCross

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    Some of you guys are tough.

    Meanwhile, on some forum in a different dimension, a pterodactyl is being ridiculed for telling his friends he saw a human while flying to a jam session.



    "Who are you going to believe, me or your lying eyes?"
    Groucho Marx
     
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