Professor Steve Steve Vicously Attacked at London's Natural History Museum!

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Professor Steve Steve is viciously attacked by an unknown dinosar while visiting the Natural History Museum in London, England.
Image: Bob O’Hara 3 September 2008 [larger view].

In a truly shocking development, Professor Steve Steve barely survived an attack by a vicious but unidentified dinosaur while visiting the Natural History Museum in London, England. He was rescued by three nearby science blog writers who heard his cries for help. Professor Steve was nearly ripped into ribbons and would probably have died a horrible death in the jaws of a dinosaur that was disguised as a fuzzy and cuddly stuffed toy animal.
The attacker remains undescribed in the scientific literature, so police and paleontologists are seeking your help in identifying the perpetrator (see above image).
Museum officials refused to comment.

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0 Responses to Professor Steve Steve Vicously Attacked at London's Natural History Museum!

  1. Call Traumador! He may recognise the perp!

  2. Ian says:

    It’s hard to tell from the picture, but it may be a Tigersaurus fluffia. Is it possible to get a DNA sample from saliva left on Steve Steve?

  3. Alas, the animatronic T. rex at the NHM has obviously gone downhill since I was last there.

  4. biosparite says:

    Dwarfism in a Large Predatory Dinosaur following upon Chixulub Bolide Impact: Journal of SarahPalintology, v. 49, p. 2008 et seq.

  5. If this is a scene from the new Jurassic Park movie, I’d say that Spielberg has really cut the special effects budget.

  6. EyeNoU says:

    This is undisputable proof that dinosaurs and professors walked the earth at the same time. Better call “Dr.” Carl Baugh for his expert opinion on this…….

  7. JPS says:

    I heard it on good authority that Steve Steve was taunting the dinosaur before it attacked him. A professor should know better.

  8. Tristram (#3), the robo-rex was still fine last time I saw it (last year), http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w272/HorwoodBeerMaster/MuseumRobo-Rex.jpg
    And for all those who claim dinosaurs and humans didn’t co-exist, I’d like to point out the following evidence to the contrary, http://farm1.static.flickr.com/99/401002094_9d56f46f40_o.jpg

  9. llewelly says:

    Don’t forget people. Nisbet identified Professor Steve Steve as one of those terrible, horrible, no good bad rude atheists . I’m sure that if Professor Steve Steve could learn to be polite to religion, and reject the cult of Dr. Myers, he wouldn’t get attacked by dinosaurs so often.

  10. Bob O'H says:

    Well, JPS, sometimes anyone will crack. Prof. Sreve explained to us later that the dinosaur was a creationist and had asked “If birds evolved from dinosaurs, then why are there still dinosaurs?”. On reflection, it’s particularly clear why he was upset.

  11. Owlmirror says:

    A libelous and defamatory accusation, I must say!
    Clearly the Tyrannosauroid mistook the good doctor for a coconut.