Welcome to my Metazoic site! This site discusses the existence of the creatures to come along after humans will be extinct. I first became interested in a world after man when I acquired my first copy of Dougal Dixon's After Man: A Zoology of the Future in 1992. However, I unwittingly created creatures that did not exist from the time I was about 8 years old. But it was after I obtained a copy of that book (now a collector's item) that I decided to take these same creatures I created as a child and make them more realistic in an evolutionary sense. Though it may be hard for a lot of us to grasp, humans will soon become extinct. One of the biggest factors of how this will happen is the current overpopulation rate. Which is why I don't contribute to the population. I created this world with little more than mammals fulfilling all ecological niches with the help of some friends. I even gave the era of the age after man a name, I called it the Metazoic, derived from the words for "After-era" (Meta, meaning after, and zoic meaning era). We are now in the Cenozoic era. To view all the animals I have created since I began this project, you can go to the "Meet the Mammals" section of this site. To discuss your own ideas about what you think will happen in the future world, and share your ideas with others, please feel free to leave a comment.
One more thing, some of you may find this site quite offensive, and you have a right to your own opinion. But please respect my right to have an opinion too. I'm not saying there is no GOD, I believe it was HIM who got the ball rolling. But I believe after that, evolution took over. There is so much more evidence of evolution than there is of creation. Even that going on right under our noses. Other than that, enjoy yourself and visit our many links.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Future of Cryptid Beasts?

I thought this would be an interesting discussion. We know there are creatures running around in the World today that science has not been able to identify, like the chupacabra and sasquatch. What if these creatures were to actually survive the next extinction event? Even though we know nothing about their lifestyles, what if judging from what we do know, they did happen to survive? What do we think they would evolve into? Well, look at this pic of what someone believes a chupacabra looks like:




Here is a video I found of someone who claims they saw a creature in Texas that resembles drawings made of a chupacabra. One thing about this creature, it's muzzle is a lot longer than that of any living canid species!!



If that really is a video of the chupacabra, what could happen to it in future evolution? Most hopping mammals have longer, thicker tails, so it would seem this creature would develop a long, kangaroo-like tail, as many people have reported chupacabras "hop" onto their prey. Next the claws. In order to grasp their prey in such a way that would virtually immobilize it, they would either have to develop retractable claws, like a cat, or longer fingers. Anything to wrap around a struggling prey animal to make it easier to deliver the final bite. Next the sucking of body juices typically seen in chupacabra "prey". In order for an animal to do this effectively, the saliva should be more like the venom of a spider, that liquefies the prey's insides. Then like spiders, they need hollow fangs that act like straws to suck out the dissolved juices. But can a mammal actually develop this feature? Remember mammals are born with baby teeth, which shed at a certain age to become adult teeth. After that, they are irreplaceable in all but rodents. If the chupacabra has not already developed these features, maybe this is the blueprint for the future of this species.

What about Sasquatch? We typically know them as Bigfoot. Since this species lives in cold climates it is no wonder they have developed long fur and tower at 8 feet tall! For the future of this species? Well, I might suggest a much thicker and more intense coat, covering even the face. Maybe larger, snowshoe-like flat feet for getting around in the snow. I would guess they are herbivorous like most large apes, so maybe taller to reach higher branches of trees for leaves and fruit. If not make them smaller and lighter-boned to be able to climb the trees for such morsels and give the feet monkey-like gripping ability.

Anyone want to find out more info about bigfoot, aka sasquatch, visit the researcher's site at http://www.bfro.net/. These are just my opinions of what would occur if these creatures do make it into the future world. Maybe it could happen, maybe it couldn't. But it's worth thinking about.

3 comments:

coffee said...

out of all the mythical, blood sucking creatures out there, the Chupacabra is almost certainly the sneakiest

Timgal said...

Have you ever encountered one? If so, please tell your story of what it was like. I enjoy hearing stories of the unknown and unusual.

Metalraptor said...

Four words for sasquatch descendants: New World great apes.