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Dinosaur Sighting: Frosty the Tyrannosaurus

We typically think of dinosaurs as warm-weather creatures, but, as seen in this photo taken outside Bozeman, Montana's Museum of the Rockies by University of Utah graduate student Carrie Levitt, sometimes dinosaurs like to play in the snow, too.True, the Montana of Cretaceous times was a bit differ...



We typically think of dinosaurs as warm-weather creatures, but, as seen in this photo taken outside Bozeman, Montana's Museum of the Rockies by University of Utah graduate student Carrie Levitt, sometimes dinosaurs like to play in the snow, too.

True, the Montana of Cretaceous times was a bit different than that of today, but thanks to discoveries made in Alaska and Siberia we know that some dinosaurs—including tyrannosaurs—lived in relatively cool habitats that probably accumulated some snowfall from time to time. I feel a little bad for the tyrannosaurs in such a situation, though. As muscular as their forelimbs were, they would be at a disadvantage in any snowball fight!
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Brian Switek is a freelance science writer specializing in evolution, paleontology, and natural history. He writes regularly for National Geographic's Phenomena blog as Laelaps.

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