Buddy ran to the right, chasing the three closest Deinonychus toward the cliff. Two leapt up the rock wall but a third fell short and slid back down. Buddy pounced, grasping the creature by its neck. The dog shook his head vigorously back and forth.
Sixty-seven million years later, the Deinonychus was dug up and put on display in the Black Hills Institute in Hill City, South Dakota.
Geoff Jones is the author of the sci-fi thriller