Regarding the report of the “Pterosaur in Montana, 2009,” here is part of the account:
” . . . just as it was getting dark, but it was a bright full moon also, my bro in law pointed behind me and said ‘What the hell is that?’ and I turned around and saw the largest flying creature I’ve ever seen. It was heading straight towards us. . . . It flew straight over us and off into the horizon. It must have had a 20 foot wingspan. It was gigantic. It flew about 50 feet over our heads.”
What is left out of that account is that the two men could even hear the sound of the wings flapping. This was near the Cooney Reservoir, early in the evening of September 4, 2009. (The interview was conducted by the living-pterosaur researcher Jonathan Whitcomb.) There seems to be no indication whether or not this particular creature has the capability of bioluminescence, sometimes reported in ropen-like nocturnal pterosaur-like flying animals.
“Pterodactyl” is a common unofficial word for “pterosaur,” but “dinosaur bird” is also sometimes used.