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BY CREATION MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL

Dino prints resemble “blobs with toes”

University of Alaska researchers have found thousands of dinosaur footprints fossilized in the rocks along the banks of the Yukon River, Alaska.

fossil prints

Preserved in strata classified as Cretaceous, the dino prints were described as "natural casts" formed after the creatures stepped in mud, and sand then filled in their footprints. The resulting fossils were described as looking like "blobs with toes".

It's clear that the prints were preserved in most unusual conditions. There could not have been much time between the animal stepping in the mud and the sand filling in the depression, otherwise the print would have eroded away. And the thickness of the strata indicates that the water level was rising, therefore allowing for more sediment to be deposited on top.

Thus footprints like this are classic evidence for the inundatory stage of Noah's Flood, specifically the period as the waters were approaching their peak. (Another example: Thousands of footprints found in China, Creation 33(2):47, 2010; creation.com/dino-panic.) These provide an amazing glimpse of the attempts of the animals to escape the rising waters of Noah's Flood. Given the animals were still alive at the time they left these footprints, the waters had not yet completely covered the earth. But once the earth was entirely inundated, all land-dwelling, air-breathing animals perished.

Thousands of dino tracks found along Alaska's Yokun River, livescience.com, 25 September 2013.

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