The Great Beast from ‘The Thunder King’

As long as I’m reading The Thunder King, I thought I’d treat you to this video clip from Walking With Prehistoric Beasts, featuring the mountain-sized animal that rescued Ryons from the “death dog,” aka hyaenodon.

Don’t mind them calling it “Indricotherium.” They’re always changing the name. I stick with the old name that it had when I was a boy, “Baluchitherium.” Whatever we call it, this baby was the largest land mammal that ever lived–and the one that Ryons met was the biggest of them all.

Marvel at the work of God’s hands, and rejoice in it.

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I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

10 responses to “The Great Beast from ‘The Thunder King’

  • Linda Sorci

    Thanks, Lee! It’s good to see some of the creatures in your books since some of them must be purely imagination. I’d like to see Jandra’s weird pet but that one will probably remain in my imagination 🙂

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    • leeduigon

      Oh, I think I can find a good approximation of it. Let me see…

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      • Linda Sorci

        That would be great – especially since I would never have guessed it was ever a real creature!

        Also, here’s a link to an awesome video I came across a couple of years ago, and while it has nothing to do with prehistoric animals, it’s absolutely breathtaking. Maybe your ‘Mr.Nature’ readers would enjoy it. I’m sure you would!

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        • leeduigon

          Okay, found a bird for you.
          Unfortunately, the link in your comment is not clickable. What’s the video about? If I know, I might be able to find it on youtube.

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          • Linda Sorci

            See if this one works – I copied it from youtube:

            Just in case, the caption says ‘I’m Little . . . But I’m A Great Winner’ It’s about a hawk attempting to catch a squirrel. Fabulous videography!

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          • leeduigon

            The hawks in my neighborhood are always trying to do that, and sometimes succeed.

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          • leeduigon

            Wow! How they managed to film this, I can’t imagine.

            King Ryons’ faithful hawk, Angel, has a very major role in Book No. 8, “The Temple.”

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          • Linda Sorci

            My next ‘to do’ list is to obtain 6, 7 and 8. I’m anxious to read them! Angel had a good role toward the end of ‘The Fugitive Prince’ too. I’m telling everyone I know about your Bell Mountain Series, Lee, and I can’t praise them enough.

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          • leeduigon

            For which I thank you very much!

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  • Linda Sorci

    When I saw this video, I had the same reaction: how in the world did they film that?!

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