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Texas Dig

Category: Rated G

An original by rosecatt with additions by the usual suspects.


Professor Thornwankle was excited. He and his archaeology students had been working for months, tediously sifting sand and excavating a small site deep within a rock outcropping in Eastern Texas. It was a Clovis-period site and many interesting artifacts had been discovered.

The most fascinating discovery was what appeared to be a long extinct primative colony of large marsupials. Curiously, such marsupials had never before been documented in Texas but only in Australia. This made Thornwankle believe he was on to a completely new species, native to and exclusively represented only in Eastern Texas.

The bones were a curious yellow color. When he first saw them Thornwankle said, ‘I am curious …. yellow? Hmmm, that’s odd’.

Anyway, the bones could only be kangaroos, and that was simply amazing, Thornwankle thought. Yes indeed, if he played his cards right he might be able to garner for himself the plaudits of the entire archaeological community, and not only that, maybe even write a hit song about it, for discovering the yellow roos of Texas.


Lowrie Beacham called this a clever roos.


Bob Dvorak said, “I think you’re on the track of something. Further research revealed that they were descended from an ancient creature that was ultimately wiped out by viral infections. That creature was, of course, called a Kangasaur”


And from Ms. Scarlett:

If you dig and find bones in Texas and they are yellow, hoppy bones, someone probably set you up so it’s got to be a ruse.

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