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Living Amongst Dinosaurs

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Living Amongst Dinosaurs
By Mary Perrin
  

1     Have you ever imagined what it would be like for you to see a huge and hungry dinosaur? I have. I have imagined being outside playing hide and seek with my friends on a Saturday afternoon. In my mind, I turned the corner of the house to hide behind a bush and that was when I was unpleasantly greeted by a living, breathing dinosaur. Yikes! I love using my imagination, but sometimes my own thoughts frighten me. I shook the thought out of my head. It was at that point that I was pretty certain that living with dinosaurs would be an extremely scary existence.
 
2     Dinosaurs lived for nearly 150 million years. Some dinosaurs were enormous. Others were smaller like the size of a chicken or a goose. Size would have concerned me if I had lived with dinosaurs. But I would have been more concerned with what a dinosaur ate. Surely, herbivores would have been less interested in me since they had flatter teeth and ate only plants. Plant eaters did not have to hunt for food like meat eaters. Plant eaters tended to be less aggressive. Carnivorous dinosaurs would have caused me to become scared stiff. Most meat-eating dinosaurs moved quickly. They .....
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