- SPOILER ALERT* If you have not read the comic, do NOT read this.
Two married birds named Papa Long (dad) and Mama Long (mom) laid four eggs on the near-edge of a cliff and decided to name them names inspired by the bird names of the future era (from the past prespective) Mama Long decides to name one of them Spike, which is how the adult Spike got his name (a cross of the parents' names). When they start discussing the name, a mysterious egg-eating land before timer swoops down and steal the eggs. Papa Long and Mama Long try to get them back, but fall off the cliff and drown in the sea. One of the eggs hatches in the bird's mouth, and the bird drops the eggs from the pain of his beak. The eggs land on a cliff, and Spike hatches. He wonders where his parents are, then notices the eggs. His makes a nest for them and says that he hopes his parents return, of course they will not because they drowned. Spike takes a portait of his family with him, and starts living in a cave. Over time,Spike ages into a grumpy giant. 45 years later, the Chompers (Chomper, Chompey and Chomper Jr) are playing with their ball, strolling through the forest, and accidentally kick the ball into Spikes cave. They venture inside, but are frightened out of the cave by the monstrous Land Before Timer. Littlefoot and Ducky are playing chess when suddenly the Chompers tell them about the monster. Littlefoot doesn't believe them, but they go anyway.Ducky is told of the location, and they all head to the cave. Spike growls at the group, but Littlefoot calms him down when he tells them they do not mean any harm. Spike slightly reveals himself, and Littlefoot becomes extremely agitated at the Chompers. Littlefoot scolds them harshly, and puts them on time-out in the forest. Ducky is upset with Littlefoot's decision, and tells him to go and find them. Littlefoot tries calling them, but never succeeds to, even when night falls. Littlefoot is very tired by that time, but soon becomes shcked when he sees three eggs on a cliff - the same ones from forty-five years ago. Littlefoot takes them back to the group, and explains where he found them. However, the egg-eating Land Before Timer steals the eggs yet again, and it is soon revealed that the Land Beforet Timer also kidnapped the Chompers, and plans to eat both the eggs and Land Before Timers. Littlefoot quickly jumps in, and stabs the Land Before Timer until he falls into the river.