Unicorns once walked the earth! (No, really!)

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    May 23, 2011 2:02 PM GMT
    But being largish critters, and sources of much meat on a set of four legs, they probably didn't last very long once humans came into their range lands.

    The jury is still out in whether or not they pooped rainbows and farted glitter.

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    I bet they was some good eating!
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    May 24, 2011 6:11 PM GMT
    that is NOT a unicorn lol
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    May 24, 2011 6:12 PM GMT
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    but that is!
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    May 24, 2011 6:27 PM GMT
    A hairy rhino isn't a unicorn! icon_razz.gif
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    May 24, 2011 6:51 PM GMT
    I personally believe most mythical creatures are remnants of ancestral stories told around campfires that survived beyond the extinction of those creatures.. for instance, its recently been shown that there were several species of human in the world besides neanderthals, who were themselves very small and hairy... kind of like gnomes, others were more tall and refined and probably had a very developed brains and so probably priesthood and were famed for their shamanic prowess, like elves.... Most of these began interbreeding with the modern human and became extinct as separate species...

    The tales we tell now are remnants of times gone by, i do actually believe that...
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    May 24, 2011 6:54 PM GMT
    Greenhopper saidI personally believe most mythical creatures are remnants of ancestral stories told around campfires that survived beyond the extinction of those creatures.. for instance, its recently been shown that there were several species of human in the world besides neanderthals, who were themselves very small and hairy... kind of like gnomes, others were more tall and refined and probably had a very developed brains and so probably priesthood and were famed for their shamanic prowess, like elves.... Most of these began interbreeding with the modern human and became extinct as separate species...

    The tales we tell now are remnants of times gone by, i do actually believe that...


    seriously tho dude- that is NOT a unicorn... that is a hairy rhino! icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 24, 2011 11:36 PM GMT
    Yup, that be a wooly rhinoceros.

    But GreenHopper got the point I was making. Spot on icon_smile.gif

    Another possible candidate for ancient unicorns that survived early human/pre-H. sapiens folk memories into legend is this big hunky guy:

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    Or perhaps this beasty was a she-unicorn-thingy. Or an Elasmotherium if you please. ;)