Life expectancy of these creatures

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Roy Batty
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Life expectancy of these creatures

Unread post by Roy Batty » Fri Mar 12, 2021 8:35 pm

Was musing while driving, about why noone has ever found bones.
Aside from all the obvious reasons, like the sheer size of the bush and that you don't find bones of any kind usually, the fact they are intelligent and might bury their dead or take them deep underground into caves to bury, I was wondering if maybe they have a greater life expectancy, so they just don't die as often.

Greenland sharks are a huge creature, 6m+ sometimes, and are known to live for 400 or 500 years, so a lifespan of 150 years isn't totally in the realm of science fiction.

Just some idle speculation because I am bored

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Unread post by Bluedog » Sat Mar 13, 2021 6:39 am

Roy Batty wrote:
Fri Mar 12, 2021 8:35 pm
Was musing while driving, about why noone has ever found bones.
Aside from all the obvious reasons, like the sheer size of the bush and that you don't find bones of any kind usually, the fact they are intelligent and might bury their dead or take them deep underground into caves to bury, I was wondering if maybe they have a greater life expectancy, so they just don't die as often.

Greenland sharks are a huge creature, 6m+ sometimes, and are known to live for 400 or 500 years, so a lifespan of 150 years isn't totally in the realm of science fiction.

Just some idle speculation because I am bored
Hi Roy if they are flesh and blood creatures to avoid us for so long apart from the odd random encounter I assume they are highly intelligent (as intelligent as us, who knows?)
If they operate in small family groups or tribes. They would bury or hide their dead.
We as humans have always practiced some form of funery rights.
I can't see why yowies would be any different.
Out of grief or simply to hide the remains of their dead from us.
Like you mentioned it's hard to find bones in the bush let alone find bones of a creature that buries or hides their dead.
Maybe this is why? All speculation on my part.
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Unread post by aaq » Sat Mar 13, 2021 3:29 pm

Not specifically commenting on age, but acidic, highly organic rainforest floor tends to very quickly break down bones - hence why there's no fossil record, and why it has been the same for great apes. The only chance of that is in sedimentary areas, ie streams/creeks, and even then it requires a big dump of sediment.

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Unread post by Bluedog » Sat Mar 13, 2021 5:42 pm

aaq wrote:
Sat Mar 13, 2021 3:29 pm
Not specifically commenting on age, but acidic, highly organic rainforest floor tends to very quickly break down bones - hence why there's no fossil record, and why it has been the same for great apes. The only chance of that is in sedimentary areas, ie streams/creeks, and even then it requires a big dump of sediment.
Your 100% on the money aaq.
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Unread post by Thecreeper » Sun Mar 14, 2021 12:58 pm

Great info guys

With the streams snd creeks 2 a guy a work goes looking for sapphires and what he does is find a creek in a area and actually head away from the creek sometimes up 2 300m away befor he starts to find them
Its crazy how much creeks and streams have moved over thousands of years so maybe people should be giving that a go around yowie hot spots something could be found

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Re: Life expectancy of these creatures

Unread post by Roy Batty » Sun Mar 14, 2021 3:10 pm

I notice archaeologists find old hominid remains DEEP in caves that you have to be a spelunking psychopath that's vaccinated against claustrophovia to get to, yet these things wriggled down there with no torches, lights, maps, ropes, support teams, or anything. Combine that with the fact they seem to be perfectly at home at night, as Dean says, secure in the knowledge that humans are helpless and blind at night, it makes it that much more plausible to me that these crypto-hominids have no issue going deep underground, both to bury dead, and to hide.

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