This is the story about Taco the Psittacosaurus lets go back about 85,000,000 years ago to the early and Mid-Creatious period. Taco is about 2 feet tall and about 8 feet long.
The begining of Taco the Psittacosaurus
He lives in Thailand at Cheow Lan lake he loves his greens he expecially loves the plant called cycad, cycads have a short woody trunk with large hard and stiff, evergreen leaves. Taco has a very strong jaw to chew the drought resistant vegitation that grew around his home.
He lives in a very big group his group uses there horns to protect them selfs and their young and the big males in his group use there parrot like beaks to fight. Taco is going to learn about lots of things in this book like mutation and evolution.
A few of the new born babies were born with differnet mutations.Mutation is changing of the structure of a gene that alters the regular genes for short arms and beaks. The mutation made it so they had Longer arms and bigger beaks.
The longer arms are good for reaching leaves far up and the bigger beack will help them protect themselves. The bigger beak will also help with the really hard and tough plants.
Oh no! Something is happening it's climate change and it's getting colder. Everyones nests are getting really cold and freezing over so it's hard to keep the eggs warm. All of Tacos food and water is freezing over and that means they have no food or water anymore. They can starve now this is not good and the mutation of the babys wont help.
Oh no! Something is happening it's climate change and it's getting colder.Everyones nests are getting really cold and freezing over so it's hard to keep the eggs warm. All of Tacos food and water is freezing over and that means they have no food or water anymore.
They can starve now this is not good and the mutation of the babys wont help. It has been tough for Taco and his friends. They figured out if they used there beaks to break the ice they could get water.
Taco's friends figured out the water problem. They could not figure out the food problem all there food was frozen and dead.
A few of Tacos friends passed away from starvation. The rest of his friends tried to live through this by eating anything they could find bugs and anything that was growing through the snow and ice.
The weather is getting a little warmer now, their are not very many of his friends alive anymore. It has been a very tough and sad year. Taco and the rest of his friends will live through this. It's almost done.
It was a tough year but Taco made it with a few of his friends all the plants grew back and the ice melted. Taco is very happy that some of his friends survived and no they are going to make a new start.