OMG I did a post with this title before…oh boy…so…
I dig pteros, yall, especially those nice, warm, live ones! Yes, I do currently feel that there are live ones. Of several sorts. In various locations throughout the world, with markedly varied environments.
The following excerpts are from the site, Live Pterosaur.
“I did interview him [Eskin Kuhn, eyewitness who had drawn this sketched] by phone just a few weeks ago, and I found his response to my surprise phone call truly enlightening: He was highly credible in his manner of speaking and his answers to my unexpected questions. This mature man has not been playing a hoax for four decades, for everything points to an honest reporting of a real experience. In light of many other sightings, by many other eyewitnesses, Mr. Kuhn’s sketch now deserves serious attention.”
“I was not stationed to the barracks; but to 2nd Battallion, 8th Regiment (reinforced), H&S Co., 106mm recoiless rifle platoon. . . . It was a beautiful, clear summer day . . . most of the platoon was in the new barracks “hanging out”. I was looking in the direction of the ocean when I saw an incredible sight. It mesmerized me! . . . I saw two Pterosaurs . . . flying together at low altitude, perhaps 100 feet, very close in range from where I was standing, so that I had a perfectly clear view . . .
“. . . the texture of the wings appeared to be very similar to that of bats . . . they had a long tail trailing behind with a tuft of hair at the end.”
Madonne. I am so messed up. But be that as it may, since a wee lad pterosaurs have always been high on my list of true loves. I have always dug reptiles in general and used to caress garter snakes and friends lovingly. My mind, pretty much, was merged with the brainpan of this iteration of my physiognomy immersed and embedded (till dinnertime) as deep in the wood as I could get with no other humans about. Most of the time alone, not even with my brother.
Also been deeply into cryptozoology since, well, since I learned of it’s existence. I have never had the means or resources to be a researcher but I think it would be a fine thing. Anyway, imagine my delight upon learning that these dudes are still around.
I mean, not a heck of a lot could be cooler than that, right? Although those bipedal dudes are in hot competition.
The site I took the snippets of the impressive Mr. Kuhn from is run by a guy, Jonathan Whitcomb. who goes out and checks things out on expeditions. That is excellent; and he presents his stuff well and seems to have dozens of pterosaur web sites. Not sure why that is.
Gots ta run. Someday I will catch on to this time thing…