The Burrunjor is an Australian dinosaur cryptid that resembles the theropod dinosaur T. rex, or maybe a megaraptorid like Australovenator, Megaraptor, or Rapator, but it could also be a dinosaur that we do not know from the fossil record. The Burrunjor is described as being a giant lizard according to aboriginal mythology. Based on sightings it is 25 feet long and has small clawed hands and walks on two bipedal legs. Through the 1950s, Australian cattle ranchers have reported a large creature leaving bipedal tracks was eating their livestock. Also, earlier aboriginal accounts suggest that is it a reptilian animal (possibly with feathers) that ate kangaroos and other large animals. If it weren't for the bipedal footprint sightings, the burrunjor could also be a Megalania (Varanus priscus), a prehistoric giant monitor lizard that lived in the area more recently, based on the aboriginal description.
- The last sighting of the Burronjor happened in 1985 when a Family was traveling to Roper River and they reported see a 20 foot long monster covered in feathers.
- Reports of man who went into the woods and got lost; he was being tracked by policemen and two aboriginals. They woke up one night to a loud thunderous sound and the ground shaking. The policemen later told the man that if he ever went back into the woods and got lost that they would not come looking for him. Some think the sound was the stomping of the Burrunjor but a light footed theropod dinosaur would not stomp.
Are people still seeing the Burrunjor?
There has been no sightings of this creature in more than 30 years; at least no one that has seen it has come forth. This has lead many to think that if it does exist, it has since became extinct.