Roy's Postcards: 1983/06/25

Inscription:

(LEONARD) Daddy, Susanna and I went to the Natural History Museum and we saw a live brontosaurus and stegosaurus. I didn't like them because they were real. They made scary noises.

Postcard back:

TRACHODON
(TRAKE-o-don)
Thirty foot long Trachodon, a duckbilled dinosaur, had some 2,000 overlapping teeth for grinding plants and other vegetable matter. Its heavy flat tail and webbed feet made it an excellent swimmer.

Leonard's comments:

Perhaps the greatest conceptual gulf between me-as-a-child and me-as-an-adult is "I didn't like them because they were real."

Nice postcard art here.

See also: dinosaurs lacmnh



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