Pterosaurs in British Columbia, Canada

Canada might seem too cold, in winter, for flying pterosaurs, but British Columbia, at least, seems to have them, at least sometimes. Regarding the following two sightings, I don’t know if either one was of a living pterosaur, but I believe it likely enough that they should be examined for that possibility, in light of the many sighting reports from the U.S.A.

From the Blog “Live Pterosaur”

A lady in British Columbia saw what she thinks was a ropen. She told me, ”I don’t know what else it could have been. . . . I understand that the Ropen is nocturnal but I saw this creature during the day about 2:30 pm so maybe i’m wrong . . .”

The creature was larger than any bird the eyewitness had ever before seen. It had a long tail “with something on the end of it just like the Ropen. Then I couldn’t believe my eyes when I looked at the wings and they weren’t feathers, they were like huge bat wings.”

From “abovetopsecret.com”

When the eyewitness was about ten or twelve years old, his (or her) family was taking a camping trip in the Cariboo area of British Columbia.

As we drove along the highway, I saw something fly by, like three cars distance away. . . . Small parrot-like head, same body, but the one I saw had a long tail with a circular tail flap thing on the end.

I know that these two sighting accounts in British Columbia, Canada, are brief accounts. But they do seem to fit into the larger picture of pterosaur sightings in North America.

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