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A Scary Take on the Devil Cave Goat That Almost Was

History is full of interesting little tidbits, and one of the fun things about humans is that we’re always discovering animals that have gone extinct, never to be seen or heard from again.

Sometimes that makes us sad (even when it shouldn’t, like with dinosaurs), and sometimes, like in the case of this horrifying cave goat that went extinct around 5,000 year ago.

Apparently, it is the first known mammal to turn cold-blooded, and resembled a crocodile in the way it was able to adapt to changing temperatures.

It also had forward-facing eyes. *shudder*

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It’s skull looks like something ancient humans would have slipped under each other’s blankets by the fire to assert their dominance.

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Someone commented that they were sad we missed out on a devil crocodile goat, though I have no idea why anyone would say that aloud and he didn’t expand.

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A poor sap confessed he couldn’t picture forward-facing eyes on a goat.

I think you know what happened next.

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Someone mocked it up, and now we’re all going to have nightmares for the rest of our lives.

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At least they’re only nightmares, since thankfully, evolution or the powers-that-be realized no one in the future needed to content with this thing.

We’ve got alligators and crocodiles and virus-laden pangolins already – the rest of the prehistoric animals need to stay right where they are.

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