you are taking the virtual tour of the
Science Museum of Canada
on Ian Juby's website
Display #12: Hadrosaur skull
Just obtained in fall of 2005, this beautiful skull cast (over 3 feet long!)
has T-rex teeth marks all over it. It's intriguing for a variety of
reasons. Here's we can say with some confidence:
-the T-rex was probably scavenging, and bit the skull while the flesh was
still on the bone because the bone was clearly still soft.
-the tooth marks match those of a T-rex and is also the only animal known
with big enough jaws to make such marks
-some have argued that evidence of scavenging is evidence against a flood,
because there wouldn't be time for scavening. When reading the bible
however, you find out that it took 40 days to submerge the earth - almost
a month and a half! That's a long time, and somebody's going to get
hungry in that time.
-then why would a T-rex, if it was a plant eater, munch on a hadrosaur skull?
First, a T-rex, contrary to common belief, simply cannot handle meat
- it would definitely rip its own teeth out trying to eat meat. Take
a good look at a T-rex skull whenever you get the chance, you'll see why.
It is also clear that the T-rex merely bit the skull, but didn't eat
it - there's no scraping marks from the teeth where it would've scraped the
meat off the bone. Lastly, under duress and possibly with a lack of
plant matter during the onset of the flood, it may have tried to eat meat
out of sheer hunger and desperation.