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April Fool’s: Snowboarder eaten by dinosaur?

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Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado ” Vail Resorts confirmed today that a male snowboarder was reported missing over the weekend.

The snowboarder was last seen exiting the Avanti Chairlift (Chair 2) and heading west across the ridge when pals Ricky, Kirt and Bobby spotted a large bird-like creature swooping towards them. Sensing the animal’s hostility, the group frantically tried to escape but the overall flatness of the ridge made it nearly impossible to move.

As Bobby turned around, he saw the unthinkable.

Their friend was firmly gripped in the claws of what Vail Daily staff writers and Forest Service experts agree to be a pterodactyl. As the prehistoric bird flew menacingly towards their friend, Bobby snapped this photo.

As he recounted the horrific experience, all Bobby could say was, “Dude, dude, dude. Unreal, dude, un[expletive]real.”

When asked to comment, Vail spokesperson Miriam Gaper stated, “While we are saddened by the disappearance of this snowboarder, it is hard to imagine a pterodactyl was seen on Vail Mountain.”

“When Vail Resorts conducted its extensive environmental habitat research prior to the Blue Sky Basin expansion, an independent panel did not identify pterodactyls as one of the species we would endanger.”

Gaper also adamantly denied claims that Vail Resorts is buying pterodactyls and releasing them on Vail Mountain to thin out the overpopulation of snowboarders.

“That is an absurd idea. Vail Resorts tolerates all forms of society,” she explained.

There is no additional information as to the current whereabouts of the missing snowboarder but the Vail Daily will continue to follow this story.


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