Giant storks may have fed on real-life hobbits
Bones of small humans and giant birds, found together, tell chilling tale
By Charles Q. Choi
In the “Lord of the Rings” books, hobbits were rescued by giant eagles, but real-life hobbits might have been hunted by giant storks, scientists find.
The fossil remains of what may have been a hobbit-like species of human were discovered in 2003 at the Liang Bua cave on the Indonesian island of Flores. In that cave, scientists also unearthed a large number of bird fossils — including 20,000- to 50,000-year-old wing and leg bones from what appears to have been a stork nearly 6 feet tall (1.8 meters).
Mr. Frodo Sir?
(Somebody get some clothes on that hobbit, now!)