It’s been awhile, hasn’t it?
Let’s get right to the creature: I came across the Shoebill Stork on twitter. Someone had posted a video of a “bird” that simply didn’t look real to me; it more closely resembled some sort of botched animatronic, some sort of Jim Henson-on-a-bad-trip muppet. I was shook. So I did some googling. And apparently this freakshow of a modern dinosaur is real. Behold…the Shoebill Stork:
As someone who enjoys googling weird creatures– especially prehistoric and deep sea nightmare fodder–I thought of myself as fairly jaded. I mean the Megalodon was a shark that was LITERALLY AS BIG AS A BUS. The Triassic’s tanystropheous was a reptile with a 10-foot-long neck that it used to catch fish. I’ve seen Gulper Eels. I’ve been in the trenches. I’ve seen some shit. But nothing prepared me for this nightmare creature:
I may never sleep again.