The Watering Hole (episode)

Episode: 2

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Dinosaurs Featured

Allosaurus, Dinheirosaurus, Torvosaurus, Ornitholestes, MIragaia, Lusotitan, Draconyx

Other prehistoric creatures


Time line

Late Jurassic

Main character


The Watering Hole (episode) is the second episode of Dinosaur Revolution. It tells the story of an Allosuarus during the Jurassic era 150 MYA along with neighboring species.


The story opens up at 3 A.M. 150 MYA during the late Jurassic in west Portugal. A mother Allosaurus and her four nestlings are sleeping, when an Ornitholestes begins to create loud calls. After repeated attempts to try to quiet the noisy dinosaur, the mother Allosaurus decides to silence it. Permentantly. She bites off its head, and as soon as she tries to head back to sleep, another Ornitholestes begins to make more calls.

The next morning, a herd of Dinheirosaurs stop to drink at a watering hole. During the same time, a six-month old young Allosaur named Broken Jaw would rather play than to eat breakfast with his siblings (the dead Ornitholestes). He chases a skullbone down a hill, where it knocks into a Dinheirosaur's foot. A cocky and confident Broken Jaw threatens the Dinheriosaur. A young female Dinheirosaur, nicknamed Woodstock, whips her tail at Broken Jaw, braking his lower jawbone. As Woodstock returns to her herd, Broken Jaw's mother discovers him, in pain and bleeding. Seeing no purpose in raising an injured youngster, she abandons him, leaving him to fend for himself.

Eleven years pass by, revealing that not only did Broken Jaw survive to become a young adult, but that his broken jawbone actually fully healed. He has learned to be patient by living at the watering hole. A Rhamphorhynchus lands to pick the leftover bits of meat on his teeth. Soon later, the ground begins to shake, showing that the adult Woodstock has returned with her own herd. As her and her herd feasts, Broken Jaw targets her offspring, which has a deformed front foot. However, Broken Jaw is quickly spotted, and Woodstock jumps into action. She beings to whip her tail, but Broken Jaw comes prepared. He latches on, and tears it off, making it a little snack for him. However, as Woodstock tends to her severed tail and Broken Jaw begins to snack, distant roars can be heard in the distance, and bunch of Miragaia lay dead. Who is the killer that is responsible?

Sometime later, Broken Jaw wakes up for his morning drink at the watering hole, with Woodstock watching carefully. Meanwhile, an Ornitholestes chases after a lizard, and after the lizard escapes, it decides to catch a Rhamphorhynchus up a tree. It gets its head stuck in the tree, and falls down onto Broken Jaw's back. Broken Jaw chases the Ornitholestes until it hides and he gives up. As he returns to his territory, he spots Woodstock's child wandering alone. He gets ready to attack, until everyone's attention is thwarted to a newly arrived Torvosaurus, the predator that killed the Miragaia earlier. The next day, Broken Jaw, Woodstock, and her herd witness a juvenile Miragaia being killed and taken by the same Torvosaurus. Later that day, Broken Jaw heads down for a drink. When he looks up, the Torvosaurus is seen lying under his tree. Seeing the Torvosaurus as a threat, he begins an attempt to intimidate the Torvosaurus with threat calls and a tail whack. However, it only aggrivates the Torvosaurus, and soon Broken Jaw is the intimidated one. The Torvosaurus goes on the attack, knocking Broken Jaw down and biting him between the legs, creating a huge gash. However, the Rhamphorhynchus and Ornitholestes distract the Torvosaurus, giving Broken Jaw precious seconds to escape. He heads for a dried river bed to lick his wounds, while Rhamphorhynchus begins to clean the Torvosaurus' teeth. Could this mean that Torvosaurus is the new king of the watering hole?

As Broken Jaw still checks his injuries, Torvosaurus wakes up from a nap and prepares to hunt Woodstock's child. Woodstock spots him, and quickly puts herself between the Torvosaurus and her youngster. What makes this even worse for the Torvosaur is that he almost steps on a juvenile Miragaia, which infuriates the adults. Trapped between Woodstock and the Miragaia, the Torvosaur charges into Woodstock, knocking her down. Because the Miragaia run in fear, he has a clear path straight to the young Dinheirosaur. He catches up to it, and knocks it down. The youngster puts up a fight and kicks the Torvosaur in the face. But the Torvosaurus bites the juvenile's leg and swings it around like rag doll. However, Broken Jaw arrives just in time, and latches onto the Torvosaur's neck. By the time the Torvosaur shakes Broken Jaw off, Woodstock has recovered, and rushes over. Using all of her strength, she rears onto her hind legs and crushes down upon the Torvosaurus, smashing and killing him instantly. Broken Jaw and Woodstock form a truce, and as Woodstock plays with her baby and leads it back to the herd, Broken Jaw begins to feast on the Torvosaurus corpse.

A drought settles over Portugal, turning the watering hole into a puddle of mud. As Broken Jaw takes a sip and Woodstock lies down, the ground begins to shake violently. A herd of five Lusotitans arrive at the watering hole. Each one is over 30 tons and 60 feet tall. Like the Dinheirosaurs, they are seasonally migrating in search of food and water. The DInehirosaurs, Miragaia, and even the Rhamphorhynchus and Ornitholestes follow the Lusotitans. Broken Jaw is the only one left at the watering hole. He waits patiently, until a storm brews and wakes him up. In conclusion, the life as a predator has taught Broken Jaw many important things. How to hunt, how to kill, but most importantly, how to wait.
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