Siats (pronounced SEE-OTTS) is a giant mega-predator (think T-Rex, but living at a different time). I just like saying that out loud — GIANT MEGA-PREDATOR! This is the first large, mega-predator found in the US in over 60 years, and it is the 2nd or 3rd largest carnivore EVER found in North America!
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Carin Bondar is a biologist, writer and film-maker with a PhD in population ecology from the University of British Columbia. Find Dr. Bondar online at www.carinbondar.com, on twitter @drbondar or on her facebook page: Dr. Carin Bondar – Biologist With a Twist.