Draconivis metallorum


Photo by Derek Wilson


Draconivis metallorum–Snow Dragon of Mines, Golden, Colorado. Latin courtesy of Reed Cartwright. Sculptor unknown.


Looks Intelligently Designed to me. I don’t think snow can take that form just be natural selection.


“form just BY natural selection”

I think Linus (van Pelt of Peanuts fame) once made a T-rex out of snow. And a complete army in his backyard: “Today the backyard, tomorrow the world!”

…but then, this is real. Very beautiful.

I understand these existed at the same time as humans…

Very cool. :D I disagree though, this could arise from natural selection, we just need to find progressively less complex creations to show there’s no irreducible complexity in it’s construction. I think Homo Snowens is one of this creature’s early ancestors.

Although this specimen was found at the Colorado School of Mines (AKA Golden Tech-who’s football fight song was stolen by Georgia Tech-an apochryphal story if there ever was one), it is common to find this and similar thought-to-be-extinct diapsids at the bases of high speed quad lifts that populate Centennial state ski areas. They’re well worth visiting (shameless plug here).

I haven’t seen a snow job like that since the last time I looked at Evolution News & Views!

Sweet! Does it bite?

How does it breathe fire without melting itself? ;)


Henry J said:

How does it breathe fire without melting itself? ;)


Haven’t you heard of a condition called “freezer burn”?

Didn’t Job ride one of these?

JJ said:

Didn’t Job ride one of these?

I think you’re thinking of Jonah, and he didn’t get to ride on top.

Like Draconivis drexeli it lives in buildings made of orange brick.

Nice, it looks like something Calvin might make.

Tolkien mentioms a sort of dragon called a ‘cold drake’

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