A web camera placed in the crater of a remote New Zealand volcano has made a startling discovery. New Zealand’s Geological and Nuclear Sciences (GNS) had installed a digital camera in the crater of the volcano which makes up most of White Island in the Bay of Plenty, east of Auckland. The camera was placed on the island to monitor volcanic activity; it has instead captured images of a dinosaur.
|The often active volcano draws tourists by boat but most people do not go ashore on the uninhabited, rumbling island. Of the tourists who have ventured onto the island, many have died mysterious deaths. Prior to the discovery of the dinosaur, it had been assumed that the volcano was to blame.”From the pictures I have seen, I would guess that the dinosaur is some form of raptor, possibly Flinstoneous Raptorus. If you recall from the Jurassic Park movies, the raptors are highly intelligent hunters. I would not be surprised at all to find out that the raptors are responsible for the deaths on the island,” said paleontologist Dr. Justin Bengalis.|
Dr. Bengalis went on to say, “This raptor is obviously obsessed with the webcam, as you can see him visiting it almost every hour. My guess is that it is either trying to disable the device, or he is looking for an easy meal, waiting for someone to visit it.”
A second paleontologist contacted by EGI disagreed with Dr. Bengalis analysis. “I think that the dinosaur looks more like an herbivore, possibly a hadrosaur. My guess is that the dinosaur is working in conjunction with GNS and plans to eventually charge for access to the webcam. I know I personally spend about $200 a month on College Girl Web Cams. I would pay for a dino-cam, if the price was reasonable.”
New Zealand officials are split on whether the raptors should be removed from the island or left to continue living there as they have for the past 65 Million years or so.
“I’m surprised [the creature] has lasted this long, considering the sulphur and high acid environment the creature has had to deal with,” said GNS’ John Callan. “A number of people have been emailing us asking [about] the dinosaur.”