The Last Pterodactyl?
Did those magnificent flying reptiles, the pterodactyls, die out some 65 million years ago as evolutionists believe? Or did they survive Noah's Flood and die out in more recent days?
According to a report in ‘The Illustrated London News' of February 9, 1856 (p.166), some workmen digging a railway tunnel in France last century, between Nancy and St. Dizier, disturbed a strange creature when they gunpowdered an enormous block of stone at Culmont, in Haute Marne, for the tunnel. They described the creature as having a very long neck and sharp teeth. It was livid black, it looked like a bat, and its membranous skin was thick and oily. On reaching the light the creature gave some signs of life by shaking its wings, but it died soon after, uttering a hoarse cry. Its wingspan was measured at 3.22 metres (about 10 feet 7 inches).
A naturalist well versed in palaeontology 'immediately recognised it as belonging to the genus Pterodactylus anas.' The living creature was said to have matched the many fossil remains of pterodactyls which had been found, so it was dubbed 'living fossil'. It is of interest to note that even American Indian mythology seems to describe the huge flying reptiles we call pterodactyls. The Indians call them the Thunderbird, but the description is almost identical. Why? Perhaps because when the Indians arrived in the Americas, pterodactyls were still alive.
Source: 'Creation Ex-Nihilo', Vol.8, No.4