Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Fact of the Day: Demon Duck of Doom

About 15 million years ago in present-day Australia, there existed a flight-less bird known as the Bullockornis. Scientists believed it is closely related to modern-day ducks and geese. It was about the size of a horse or camel which is one of the reasons why it was nicked-named the Demon Duck of Doom. 

10 comments:

Christine said...

Wow never heard of this creature!

Emmylou said...

Hahaha....that's a brilliant name!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Only in Australia . . . .

Pat Hatt said...

Wow, never heard of that. That is one big bird

John M said...

Amazing!

stephen Hayes said...

The earth has always been a laboratory of sorts, designing and then challenging countless creatures to see if they were capable of survival.

Blue Grumpster said...

The Sandrabullockornis? Never heard of.

Huggybear said...

I have heard of this creature of before the bible was written,
so maybe it has not got the correct imprimatur???
As I googled the so called duck/goose - if an Australian Naturalist says it existed, then I take that as FACT.
There are certainly Bullock creeks scattered around Australia.
I doubt if they were named after this creature of millions of years ago.
Colin

Martha said...

Wow, first time I hear of this!

bj said...

i've never heard of it...a duck the size of a horse is pretty scary