Before there were men, or monkeys or mice.
Before the first cow, sheep or goat.
When none of the Earth was covered in ice.
When few creatures had a fur coat.
The land was then ruled by the teeth and claws
Of terrible lizards called dinosaurs.
The ichthyosaur was king of the sea.
Pteranadon flew in the sky.
Horsetails and clubmoss grew tall as a tree
Then Earth cooled but we don’t know why!
Mammals arose which had hot blood and paws
But it was the end of the dinosaurs.
Archaeopteryx gave rise to the birds
Which also lay eggs in a nest.
There’s still small lizards – but in other words
Apart from a few snakes at best
Nile crocodiles with great open wide jaws
Are all we have left of the dinosaurs.
The Galapagos have iguanas on
And turtles still swim in the sea
But you’ll not observe the iguanadon
He belongs to prehistory
If we’re not careful and give nature cause
Then we’ll go the way of the dinosaurs.
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