A little story before we begin.
I seem to recall the debate between warm blooded and cold blooded dinosaurs beginning when I was a kid. I was seriously in the cold blooded camp because dinosaurs were cold blooded.
What do you expect from a kid? Good reasoning?
Anyways, that all ended for me in the fifth grade. It was there that I read a book that dared put forward the very idea that a grizzly bear would be able to beat a Tyrannosaurs Rex. Because the grizzly was warm blooded and the rex cold blooded.
My immediate reaction was that there was no way on Earth that a mere bear could beat the then King of the Dinosaurs. Thus dinosaurs had to be warm blooded.
Well it made sense at the time.
I tell you that story to help better illustrate the main point.
A few years later (okay, maybe a few decades, let’s not get technical), I was watching a program on television. It had this video in which a badger backs down a grizzly bear. What with a badger being a tough customer despite its squat size.
Now follow me here.
A dachshund was bred to hunt badgers. Their very name means “Badger hound”.
Thus, it stands to reason that if a badger can take a bear and a dachshund can take a badger, then naturally a dachshund can take out a bear.
Following that clear, completely reasonable and in no way foolish chain of logic to its obvious conclusion, then a dachshund can kill a Tyrannosaurus Rex.
Assuming the Rex is cold blooded.
Which I now believe them to be. Because there’s no way on Earth a Rex could ever hope to beat a dachshund.
I mean seriously. Have you seen a dachshund in hunt mode? Brr.
What’s more, you’ve never once seen a T-Rex have anything to do with the little guys. In fact, I’ll bet you’ve never seen the two in the same room together.
That’s because a Rex is mortally afraid of dachshund.
Gotta be. There’s no other answer.
Having come to that conclusion, I now live in terror. I seldom step out of the house and never sleep for more than a few minutes at a time. I don’t dare.
You see, both my little dachshund protectors have passed on.
What am I going to do if a Tyrannosaurs came knocking on my door?
What if he has a badger with him?