" I wonder if other planets had dinos and primates living at the same time? " Asked Trent.
" Don't you have access to most data banks? " Replied Semma.
" Yes. Most data banks have insufficient information on historical events. If you are looking for something that occurred prior to electronic storage, you find vary little. " Said Trent.
About noon they reached the Platform 5 without sighting a Landous Barbolous.
'' Those are the Diggers. " Ott said pointing to landscape of holes.
" And these are interesting why? " Asked Emmer.
" Watch. " Stated Ott.
They group stood staring at the holes.
" OK. This is fun, but I think I'd prefer the Landous Barbolous. " Hiret said in a straight forward voice.
A few moments later, the earth shock shake with the approach of several large dinos.
" Oh, look. Their going to break their legs running through those holes. " Cree shouted.
Moments later, several medium sized herbivores were screaming in agony, having suffered broken legs.
" Oh no. " Said MB, " Look at that. "
Plodding along, a Landous Barbolous emerged through the dust cloud raised by the hapless creatures now at its mercy. It grabbed the youngest one, and drug it into the jungle.
" Beats trying to take down an animal that can fight back. " Hirest said.
" Now for the good part. " Ott said with a snicker.
The other two dinos were still anguishing when all of a sudden hundreds of Diggers came streaming out of their holes, and swarmed over them. In a mater of only a few minutes, there was not even a bone left to mark the spot where they had fallen.
" Landous Barbolous and the Diggers have a mutually beneficial relationship. " Said Ott.
" Wow. Are there many symbiotic relationships such this? " Asked MB.
" Sure. In almost every species, you'll find a complex series of relationships. Just like you and me. " Ott said.
" That Landous Barbolous looked like it could take down any pray. Why herd them into these holes? " Asked Cree.
" They don't all use this hunting method. This seems to be a simple learned behavior, and a very interesting one. " Ott replied.
An hour later, they found their primates.
" Look! Theres one with a baby. " Proclained Hirest.
" It looks real similar to critters most modern planets. Maybe a little more primitive, but not much. " Emmer stated.
" In the valley on the other side of that ridge line, there are some bipedals. " Ott shouted from a ways up the trail.
After checking out a few marsupial types, they put on the protective suits, and headed for the bipeds.
" If I seen this suit coming at me, I'd be half way around the planet in a heart beat. " Said Emmer referring the scary look of the attire.
The group walked around for a few hours, hiding in preset blinds as they went.
" Stop! " Cree said in a stained hushed voice.
The group trained their attentions in the direction Cree was focused.
" I see'em. " Said Hiret.
" Where? I don't see a thing. " MB said.
" In the shade. Under the tree with the brown leaves on top. " Said Cree.
As they look on, several two foot tall black and gray creatures walked a crossed a fallen tree. They were pushing, grabbing, and rolling around.
" They are walking upright. I can't hear anything though. "
Semma said in a soft voice.
" A dinos going to get them if they hang around in the open like that. " Said Emmer.
" Not many dinos around here. The mammals eat the eggs. " Ott said.
" I can see a definite likeness to us. " Said Cree.
" I don't. " Said Emmer with a chuckle.
" They don't know how lucky they are. " Said Semma with laugh.
After another couple of hours in the bio-suits, they decided to head back to camp and eat some bipeds.
" I thought they would be more like us. " Stated Hiret.
" Wait about seven million years. " Said MB.
" OK. I will. " Replied Hiret.
Ventan was waiting for them when they arrived at the camp.
" Greetings. Some friends of mine have a dig with five hundred billion year old artifacts in it you might be interested in. " Ventan said.
" Where are they? " Asked Cree.
" Here is the coordinates to my place on Omimon. When you get the change, come on by, and I will take you there and introduce you. " Ventan said as he handed Cree a card with his info. He turned and walked back to his cabin.
" Five hundred billion year old artifacts. Could be interesting. " MB said turning her head to thoughtful position.
" That creepy feeling I get when he comes around isn't going away. " Said Cree rubbing her arms.
" Can't hurt to find out if those artifacts are around here, or closer to our part of the formation. " Said Emmer.
" With luck, I be able to prove we are not the same species. " Semma quipped.
" Probably a rock. " Said Cree.
" Well I need a dino break. I know I'm not getting back into that bio-suit. " Said Emmer.
" I'll ask him what might be the best time for him. " Said Hiret as he walked in the direction of Ventans area.
A few minutes later Hiret came back.
" He's already left. I'll try the link. " Hiret said with a sigh.
They set around the camp fire listening to the low grumbles from one of the large carnivores just out of sight in jungle.
" Ya know, I'm glad I don't have to live here. I would turn into a neurotic mess in a year to two. " Replied Emmer