Saturday, May 15, 2010

Camera Critter #110

Several months ago, I posted a Camera Critter showing the fossilized remains of a Tyrannosaurus Rex named Sue. (see the post here) I had gone to see the display at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry in 2001.

Not long after I made that post, another Tyrannosaurus Rex display went up inside the walls of OMSI. This T-Rex is named Samson.

(click to enlarge)

Samson was discovered in South Dakota in 1987. It has been estimated the dinosaur was about 40 feet long and could have looked into a second-story window. It weighed about 7 1/2 tons.

As a display item, Samson stand about 15 feet high and is just under 40 feet in length.

And of course while there, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to photograph the fossilized critter below.

The above fossil is a Dire Wolf found in the plains of Kansas.

Misty Dawn's Camera Critter Meme is a great way to see critters from around the world. Stop the homepage here to see more, then add your own and join the fun.


Ladynred said...

Interesting critters you have here! Great shots!

Dianne said...

that top guy is very impressive
looks like a great museum

Teena in Toronto said...

Fascinating, aren't they?

I played too :)

ksdoolittle said...

Now, these are quite the Camera Critter subjects! Well done! ~ks

Misty Dawn said...

That's absolutely awesome! I think he's smiling for the camera ;-)

Denise said...

Fascinating post. I enjoy going into DC to seeing the ones in one of the museums there. Your photos were wonderful.

Daniela said...

They are so cool, i love dinosaurs.

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