Dinosaurs Were Constantly Fighting And Yes, It Was Awesome

We have good news! Epic interspecies dinosaur brawls were not just the stuff of your fourth-grade Trapper Keeper. Intense dino fights to the death were in fact a regular occurrence. Even better, we know this not because archaeologists had to sketch together unlikely theories from occasional scratches in the dirt, but because we actually have many kickass fossils showing these fights in action.

One notable example consists of a Velociraptor -- the black ops soldier of the dinosaurs -- locked in combat with a protoceratops, a sheep-sized dino that's probably the ancient equivalent of, like, a celebrity purse-dog.

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Another example records this nanotyrannus' rumble with an unknown ceratopsian. Well, either that or it was a fatally unsuccessful attempt at a dino 69.

Yet another fossil shows us a gargantuan ancient snake in the midst of trying to eat a dinosaur hatchling, though perhaps this event fits less under the category of "Awesome Dinosaur Battles," and more under "The Mesozoic Period Was The Age Of Terrifying Monsters, Even For The Monsters."

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