Dino-croc built with 3-D printing tools

Okay - this is cool in it's own right, and the people at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum have every right to be proud and excited.

That said, I can't help but picture the completed project sitting in the lab, a stand of lights focus on it to help dry it in an otherwise dark lab. The wind howls outside, branches rattle against the windows, thunder rolls in the distance.... then suddenly there's a whistle, a blinding flash, a deafening crack. Fire alarms go off in the background, emergency lights give the room a ghostly hue, and in the semi-darkness creaking is heard.

A bright flash momentarily lights up the room as lightning strikes in the distance. The creatures head snaps to look at the window while the tail whips in the other direction knocking over the stand of lights. Footsteps are heard in the distance approaching the room; a faint light brightens the frosted glass in door window as the steps get closer to the door. The door knob turns, attracting the skeletal creatures attention. As the door slowly opens the creatures mouth opens also.....

Sorry - gotta go. I have a screenplay to write :^)

Long is making a replica of the crocodile’s body out of rubber molds. He will then recreate the skull using new 3-D printers. He says there’s much more to find out about how this crocodile lived millions of years ago.

”You can look into it and find insects and you can test the amber to find out what kind of trees it came from. So, through that research you’ll be able to be able to reconstruct the environment that this crocodile was living in,” he explained.