Sighting in Marion County, Texas

Here is an eyewitness account of what is described like a large Rhamphorhynchoid pterosaur. The eyewitness was only eight years old when he had this close encounter, which would make this sighting around 1995 (northeast Texas). I edited his words only a little (for English punctuation, cutting out what was unnecessary, etc).pterosaur seen by Aaron Tullock in Texas in 1995

I saw a featherless flying animal with a wingspan of about 4 1/2 to 5 feet and a long tail with a diamond-type shape at the tip of it. No hair or feathers anywhere, just leathery reptile-type skin. I have a well established knowledge of animals, especially reptiles, so I can easily tell what animal something is and what it isn’t. The animal had bumps down its back, feet with longish toes, and long black claws, like an Oprey has for grasping fish. It had a long mouth/beak full of long sharp teeth that somewhat protruded from the mouth like a crocodile’s do when closed. I can’t fully remember the eyes well . . . Its color was bright orange with black “tiger stripes,” . . . I didn’t see the animal glow but it wasn’t night so that may be why, most likely. [eyewitness=Aaron Tullock, who drew the above sketch]

Boy Sees Pterosaur in Texas (additional information on this sighting)

Apparent-pterosaur sketches compared (Cuba pterosaurs and the Texas pterosaur)

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