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[The earliest known true mammal and hence man’s earliest ancestor was a creature very similar in both size and appearance to a modern day shrew] * The years since the rock hit are sixty-six million, the dinosaurs died and the sky was vermillion. Finally, out from the shadows, there came rodent like creatures that look much the same as many that still crawl the Earth to this day, surviving that rock that had hurtled our way. * But fallout ensued and the skies filled with dust and the journey from mice into men took a thrust but these tiny steps to mix up nature’s law began many millions of years before When boulders from space hit primeval shores And wee bitty things mixed with huge dinosaurs * They’d travelled in convoy, arriving in droves Though most of the others were not wearing clothes And though one had suffered a crash landing blip It seemed they had given their chaser the slip And as they slept, enveloped in ice they might have imagined they’d wake in a trice But Antarctic ice would see no diminution And safe landed colleagues would face evolution Who might have guessed what ‘mice’ could become Or that the mice in the ice were not done?

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Date: 1/16/2022 4:17:00 AM
Way to finish the story...great ending! Charlie
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Date: 1/16/2022 10:26:00 AM
Thanks, Charles, glad you enjoyed this flight of fancy. Terry
Date: 1/16/2022 12:58:00 AM
Brilliant prequel Terry, now we know the origins of the critters. Tom
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Date: 1/16/2022 1:22:00 AM
Not entirely speculation… I mean if you have reptiles and there’s suddenly rodents, there ought to be loads of links in between. I have read about a mole like creature the size of a cat or small dog but that has proved not to be mammal… hmm… maybe that’s a link? Glad you enjoyed, Tom. Terry. Live long and scurry