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Check out this picture of a velociraptor.  It’s perfect!  This dino was part of the family Dromaeosauridae.  That’s hard to say.  Velociraptor lived in the deserts of Mongolia in the late Cretaceous period.

Velociraptors were bipedal.  That means they walked on two legs.  And they were carnivorous.  They had bigger heads than other dromaeosaurs and larger brains.  They were smart enough to hunt in packs.  That means they hunt in a group- like a lot of them get together and go hunt.

Some scientists believe they were covered with feathers.  I believe this is true.

[Dad’s Note: It turns out this post is huge in the Google rankings.  If you got here by Googling “velociraptor” for a school assignment or personal interest, we invite you to stick around and check out the rest of the blog.  The ‘About‘ page would be a great place to start, followed by ‘FAQ‘ and ‘Deep Thoughts.’]

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This one is for Huxley the paleontologist at Walking with Dinosaurs.

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I really hope that wasn’t the last time Walking with Dinosaurs comes to Utah because I love it so much. It’s like the show I got last Christmas called Chased by Dinosaurs, only you’re not watching it on a TV- it’s real! They have a paleontologist that’s like Nigel Marven, only he’s not Nigel Marven, and Nigel Marven is an ornithologist and an adventurer, not a paleontologist. But I think this guy is like Nigel Marven’s helper or something. He wears the same vest.

I really loved going to Walking with Dinosaurs because the dinosaurs are so big and look so real. First they had a liliensternus come out, then an allosaurus. They also had a baby and mom brachiosaurus. It’s cool because how big they were is how big Littlefoot and his grandpa or grandma really would have been. They had ornithocherius and torosaurus and stegosaurus too. I will write more about this tomorrow cause Dadda took some video. It’s ok that he did that, cause he didn’t use flash photography. They said before the show that it bugs the dinosaurs. I’ll have him put the video on my blog tomorrow or maybe the next day.

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Introducing my pets

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Cheerios saves lives

I just found out something cool. I was eating Cheerios and reading the box and it says that it can lower your cholesterol. I think that’s pretty awesome.

Cholesterol is a bad thing that gets in your veins and builds up and up. If it blocks your blood from going through, you’ll have a heart attack and die. The Cheerios box has pictures of people on the back of it with words telling about how Cheerios saved their lives. Isn’t it pretty cool that a cereal can save your life. It makes me want to eat lots of them.

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