[caption id="attachment_73287" align="aligncenter" width="640"] A hadrosaur fossil in Leduc, Alta., is shown in a handout photo. It appears that you can't dig a deep hole in Alberta without finding a duck-billed dinosaur.For the second time in weeks a construction crew has discovered the fossilized remains of a hadrosaur, a plant-eating creature that stalked the Earth about 68 million years ago.
Photograph by: Supplied , Royal Tyrell Museum[/caption]Another Dinosaur Fossil Found in Alberta
In the 1990 film "Three Men and a Little Lady", actress Fiona Shaw remarked that in the English countryside a person couldn't throw a dead cat ten feet in any direction without hitting a vicar. It seems that there may be an equivalent in Canada when it comes to digging a hole and striking a hadrosaur or duck-billed dinosaur. For the second time in a little more than a month, construction crews have come upon the fossil remains of the towering herbivore which roamed this land 68 million years ago.
A pipeline crew came upon the finding just the city of Leduc which is just south of Edmonton. The hadrosaurs were common creatures during the Cretaceous period which lasted from 145 million years BC to 66 million years BC. Scientists believe the hadrosaurs were as common to that era as doe-eyed deers are in this era. The hadrosaur which was recently uncovered would have lived towards the end of the Cretaceous period.
Last months major find of a ten-meter long hadrosaur in Spirit River, Alberta, was a much older hadrosaur and was described as being "massive" compared to those which are typically found. That fossil was also found by a crew digging up land for a pipeline.