Written by Mr. Mouseburger 15th Apr 2006
Kindly submitted by Kooshmeister
Carter is one of the hunter-mercenaries hired by Peter Ludlow to round up the dinosaurs of Isla Sorna, and he is apparently the best friend of fellow mercenary, Dieter Stark. Alongside Dieter, Carter dies perhaps the most interesting death in the film.
When the mother and father Tyrannosaurs, drawn by the drying blood of their baby on the jacket of boneheaded animal behaviour expert Dr. Sarah Harding, invade the mercenaries' camp while everyone is asleep, Carter is the first of the mercenaries to notice something is amiss. Sitting up in his sleep, Carter spies one of the Tyrannosaurs and yells in fright, awakening the entire camp.
He then joins the other men as they stampede en masse into the jungle trying to escape, with the mother Tyrannosaurus rex in hot pursuit. During the chase, Carter trips and falls face first onto the ground, and is trampled underfoot by his fleeing cohorts. By the time he manages to get free and rolls over, the Tyrannosaur is bearing down on him. He lets loose a shrill scream of terror and throws up his hands in a useless gesture of self-defence, as the dinosaur's huge foot comes down on top of him, crushing him.
In a darkly amusing moment, Carter's squashed corpse sticks to the bottom of the Tyrannosaur's foot like a bug, and then finally comes loose when it steps into a mud puddle. Oddly, his floating body is surprisingly intact for someone that had just been ground underfoot by the King of the Dinosaurs.