By: Robert T. Bakker
"A pair of fierce but beautiful eyes look out form the dull green undergrowth of the conifers
that bound the edge of mud flats and river beds. The eyes follow every movement among the great
herd of plant eating dinosaurs that mills around in the open meadows, feeding high in the trees
and sniffing the air for danger. The eyes belong to a female Utahraptor. " The female Utahraptor
from the book called Raptor Red by Robert T. Bakker is an amazing creature that can think, feel,
and understand everything that happens around it. This book follows the life of this Female which
gets the nickname Raptor Red, for the crest on her nose (not blood), through out one very trying
year of her life. During this year she goes through danger, happiness, and a lot of other emotions.
Thought this book is a fictional writing it is very good.
Raptor Red is a very smart young Utahraptor that has just gotten a mate. They cross the berring
straight to a far away land where their instinct does not provide any protection. These animals
must learn of all the dangers of the new land without being killed. Unfortunately Raptor Reds mate
is crushed by a 20 ton herbivore which they were hunting. Now she is all alone. Raptor Red uses
her brain, which is very capable of learning, to solve problems by means of using things she knows
and applying them to things she does not know. Then all the information she gathers is stored forever
in her memory sorted by separate thoughts. Like a tree diagram.
Utahraptors are so smart that they can feel emotions much like a human. When Raptor Red looses her
first mate she is so upset she...