“Attacked by a swarm of pterosaurs!!!”

Taking a Breather with a Dash of Fun
Ran across this YouTube Video of swarming and attacking anurognathid pterosaurs. It runs 9 minutes from a British series called Primeval, first aired in 2007. And wadayano they’ve picked up on the vampire pterosaur theme!

Scene from YouTube short wherein a large swarm of anurognathid pterosaurs are attacking an English country estate, that includes an infirmary filled with BLOOD!!! (Shades of Jeholopterus the vampire pterosaur here. Glad to see this concept made it to the little screen.

Figure 1. Click to view video. Scene from YouTube short wherein a large swarm of anurognathid pterosaurs are attacking an English country estate, that includes an infirmary filled with BLOOD!!! (Shades of Jeholopterus the vampire pterosaur here. Glad to see this concept made it to the little screen.

The animation is quite good (much better than Attenborough’s epic) and only minor quibbles on the morphology (the usual rant list, plus no fur). Primeval pterosaurs use their hind limbs during take off with wings producing thrust, which is appropriate.

In this clip you’ll be jumping into the middle of whatever the story line is, one chase scene after another. Shades of Hitchcock’s 1963 film, ‘The Birds.’

Here’s Wiki’s take on Primeval:Primeval is a British science fiction Thriller Drama television programme produced for ITV by Impossible Pictures. Created by Adrian Hodges and Tim Haines, who previously created the Walking with… documentary series. Primeval follows a team of scientists tasked with investigating the appearance of temporal anomalies across Great Britain through which prehistoric and futuristic creatures enter the present, as well as trying to prevent end-of-the-world scenarios from occurring.”

As for the vampire pterosaurs, one at a time, no problem (gun, bat, blow torch, slamming door, etc.) All at once in a swarm, like bees, quite daunting.

But wait… there’s more! Primeval has several episodes. Here are two:

T-rex downtown in daylight

Pteranodon over a sunny golf course (rock music score)

There’s also a Primeval-New World that takes place around Vancouver. Here’s a selection  of short scenes all rolled up into one 4-minute video.

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