A TALL STORY
The biggest dinosaur of all
Was over fifteen storeys tall.
Although a little short on sense,
In other ways he was immense.
To go with his enormous height
He had a monster appetite.
For breakfast he would eat a tree
And for his lunch another three.
Yet, unlike soup and Irish stew,
He found his diet hard to chew
And, to assist him with his snack,
He used a Scolosaurus’ back.
This beast, though softer underneath,
On top was like a file, with teeth,
And, held in a gigantic paw,
It made a perfect diner’s saw.
It was a horrid life to be
A piece of reptile cutlery.
Not a career that anyone
Would want for daughter, or for son.
The Scolosaurus’s solution?
-A rapid burst of evolution.
In less than half a million years
Its back was smooth from tail to ears.
The monster, with his saw now blunted,
Could not feast, and grew up stunted
And with their fates so closely linked
Both species thus became extinct.