Revenge of the Meat-Eating Megatherium
That’s right folks – it’s a giant, man-eating ground sloth come to snack on Unknown Island’s lecherous captain before going on to beat the stuffing out of a clunky Ceratosaurus. (I love the “Aw, for me? You shouldn’t have!” look the monster gets before descending upon the hapless sailor.) Nevermind that Megatherium was a ponderous, plant-chewing mammal. Why let facts get in the way of b-grade movie effects?
But maybe the idea of a meat-eating ground sloth isn’t that absurd. True, the Unknown Island version was a malformed brute made out of a co-opted gorilla suit, but ground sloths and carnivory have been brought together before. Thomas Jefferson, polymath and third president of the United States, even identified isolated parts of