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Kasai Rex by HodariNundu Kasai Rex by HodariNundu
Seguro que todos conocen la historia del Kasai Rex, que resultó ser un fraude (y uno bastante obvio), pero la idea de un tiranosaurio comiendose un rinoceronte era demasiado buena como para no dibujarla alguna vez :D

I'm sure you all know the story of Kasai Rex, which was a hoax (and a very obvious one), but the idea of a tyrannosaur feeding on a rhino was too good to let pass :D
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stark002 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
If Kasai Rex is real, then it must be a descendant of an Asian tyrannosaur like Tarbosaurus. Because Asia is the only continent that has been close enough to Africa for such an animal to cross into. 
Another cryptid tyrannosaur in Australia called the Burrunjor, if real, probably had the same ancestry, except it's ancestors migrated down through Indonesia and into Australia.
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brandon-bowling Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
I'd never heard about this story before seeing this image. It's intriguing, even if it is an obvious hoax. Too bad though, the idea that a big therapod might have been running around in the Congo is a cool one. Rex vs. Rhino, now there's a match up for the ages! Thanks for the cool picture!
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Snakeman2013 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014   General Artist
It could have been something started by the dang chinese guys who steal the rhinos horns, so they can get away with it
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Wesdaaman Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Student General Artist
There are no known African Tyrannosaurs. So the Kasai Rex (or we could also call it the Virunga) is most likely a relative of Carcharodontosaurus
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DYnoJackal19 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013

Oooorrrrr:

 

It evolved from a dwarf tyrannosaur that migrated to Africa through Asia, grew big over 40 million years, and also developed features that aren't portrayed here.

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Wesdaaman Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Student General Artist
But still think about it, a carnivore bigger than T. Rex possibly living today
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masonday Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
COOOOOOOOOOL
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stark002 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
I bet Kasai Rex kills rhinos because they resemble the horned ceratopsian dinosaurs
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manwith0name Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I read about that, too. I wish it were true, but the photos do nothing but make certain that it's not at all legitimate.
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ChojinRyu750 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
sweet
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NOAHREX23 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
If only it was real
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KODfan Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
actually, there were two famous sighting of the dinosaur, one of them was indeed fake, the other photo was never solved.
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HodariNundu Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013   General Artist
I've seen two photos and they both are obvious fakes... one is a lizard, the other a stop-motion dino from a movie.
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KODfan Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
though that is what they say, I think that photo was taken in the 30's, so they had no technology to edit photos. they say it is from king kong but there are no Rhinos in that film.
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HodariNundu Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013   General Artist
There's always been "technology" to edit photos... take the Cottingley fairies hoax, for example; that was in 1917 and it fooled many.
The dino in the Kasai rex photo does come from a movie, and even if it didn´t, it doesn´t really look like a real theropod according to what we know now about them.
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Kazuma27 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, i know about that hoax; too bad we can't really gaze into the eyes of a true Tyrannosaurus rex (it would probably be the last thing we'd do on this planet, but still...) ;)
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gilberto2168 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Me encanta!
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MistaSilentKiller Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I KNEW IT, i knew Trex was so smart to survive extinction
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Franchescco Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
I am not familiar with the story. Can you elaborate for me?
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HodariNundu Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012   General Artist
Basically, a farmer in the 30s in Kenya claimed to have seen a 13 meter long striped reptile attacking and eating a rhinoceros. The shock was so strong that he fainted.


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Franchescco Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Oh wow, I can't believe i never heard about that story. But why do you think it looked like a Tyrannosaur?
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HodariNundu Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012   General Artist
Oh, I don´t, that's what people has being saying about it. I guess because a tyrannosaur is about the most exciting identity they could think of and everyone kinda wishes they were still around.
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HodariNundu Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012   General Artist
Sorry, it wasn´t in Kenya, it was in the Congo.
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G7997 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
oh, so many people in middle Africa Claiming saw a dinosaur or big creature, if it was real there would be no village in those jungle, because it got destroyed by what they witnessed am i right?
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mexicanzilla Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
No rayas en la espalda?!
Eregia!
nah, esta historia es un must remember de todos los dino fans!
Ubieses echo la version de el varano gigante xD
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HodariNundu Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012   General Artist
Escribir herejía sin H y con G es aún mas hereje D: XDD

La verdad no planeé el dibujo, es lo que salió espontaneamente XD
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mexicanzilla Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
xD
Tushe xD
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Gilarah93 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What, no black stripes down the back?

'Til I found out it was hoaxed a few years back, the Kasai Rex was among my favorite saurian cryptids...though it never made sense to me how a large tyrannosaur managed to reach Africa, of all places. A carcharodontosaur would've been a bit more likely suspect, but I guess that's what happens when a non-dinophile hoaxes a "dinosaur sighting". :P
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spinobuddy98 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
claro que la recuerdo ¡¡¡ desde que la lei me encanto aunque sabia que era falsa y el retrato te ha quedado genial
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herofan135 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome work, love the pose!
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OldDocHudsonandCO Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yep, I remember this cryptid and I really like how you updated the animal. XD
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Phaedrolous Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Student General Artist
Actually, I've never heard of a tyrano-hoax.
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elfan87 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Había oído algo. Como el Mokele no?.
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HodariNundu Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012   General Artist
Algo asi
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Terraraptor Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Awesome. I had never heard of this story before.

Are you going to make a picture of the Mokele Mbembe?
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HodariNundu Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012   General Artist
Maaaybe...
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electreel Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Un fraude muy mal orquestado sin duda :D Creo que lo representaban más bien como una especie de varano gigante.
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ElSqiubbonator Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
I can't believe there was never a Primeval episode about this!
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Hellraptor Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love this :)
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Tarturus Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It was too bad the Kasai Rex story was a hoax, as it would have been very cool if it had been real (though, of course, if it were real it would be a different type of theropod than a tyrannosaur).

Your picture offers a pretty interesting what if scenario. ^^
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MikeSpikester11 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
Neat. I'm writing a Lost Tapes season four episode on this. :D
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DeinonychusEmpire Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is probably the most laughable hoax I've ever seen. The picture didn't even look like a tyrannosaur. Good depiction, though! The idea of living African dinosaurs is pretty awesome.
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ilovedinosaurs7 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
I can just imagine what he's thinking: "Hmmm. He looks like my usual prey, he kinda tastes like my usual prey, but something's different. I just can't put my finger on it..."
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ToshirotheKnightWolf Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
if only it were real.
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DinoBirdMan Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student Artist
Dang! That's too awaome! And I gonna like that!
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Dralam Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
yo nunca lo oi
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StevenGordonArt Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Now I'd imagine that Rhino could put up more than a fight for a tyrannosaur that size.

Maybe he just found it already dead.
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HodariNundu Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012   General Artist
I think adult tyrannosaurs probably took their prey by surprise; it may have ambushed it from behind crippling it with one big bite. If crocodiles can kill rhinos then tyrannosaurs sure as hell can. :D
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StevenGordonArt Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I dunno. Nowadays I find the prowess of large therapods to be exaggerated for the sake of "coolness" over realism.

But that is true, ambush is a likely tactic.
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HodariNundu Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012   General Artist
I don´t think its exaggerated to assume that a creature that took out Triceratops for a living would be able to hunt a rhino if it lived in our times, tho... and it is as easy to underestimate wild animals as it is to exaggerate their deeds...
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