Sunday, March 23, 2008

Smilodon Sez...

In the typical fashion of roadside attractions, Chester and Hester's Dino-Rama wishes visitors and passerby's to "Have a Nice Day" with this cartoonish saber-toothed cat.


The name "Smilodon" is not just a fun play on words to accompany the smiling cat. It is actually the genus name for the large-toothed creatures who lived in prehistoric North and South America. Interestingly enough, the Smilodon is California's state fossil.

4 comments:

Biblioadonis aka George said...

Nice catch! And I learned something, too...

Andy said...

I'll second that - obviously I don't know enough about my fossils!

D.O.C. said...

A state fossil? Um. Just goes to show what you see and learn when you look up.

DebWDW said...

I absolutely would have assumed that "Smilodon" was a Disney invention! Now if I can just remember it next time I'm there with my family, I might could win a bet!