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To save their land, they unveiled the world’s biggest dinosaur footprint

Australia has always had the market cornered on enormous animals trying to kill you
Sauroprint giant footprint

Damian Kelly/University of Queensland/EPA

Richard Hunter, one of the Goolarabooloo men who helped the paleontologists with their discovery, holding a 40cm (15.7in) scale bar next to the giant sauropod footprint.

The Goolarabooloo people have been singing about dinosaur footprints for thousands of years—they just don’t call them ‘dinosaurs.’

To the indigenous tribe

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