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Re: T-Rex a Scavenger?!?
> Perhaps many of you who doubt a T-Rex could scavenge as a primary means of
> survival have the same problem with it I do: How could a large animal such
> as the T-Rex find enough carrion to support it?
My contention exactly.
> A PBS special comes to mind about lions and hyenas. For a long time people
> observed lions feasting on a carcass at dawn, and then the hyenas would move
> in after the lions had finished. It was assumed that the lions killed the
> meal during the night, and the hyenas were scavenging. Night photography has
> since revealed that hyenas often made the kill, only to be chased away by
> the lions.
> Imagine a T-Rex watching as a pack of smaller predators make a kill. It then
> moves in and chases them away, then eats its fill.
Well, this would certainly be a low-risk lifestyle for T.Rex, and if
a T. Rex wanted _my_ meal, I'd certainly let him have it, so I don't
thik he'd encounter much resistance to it. Of course, there is always
the risk of being ganged up on by a pack of smaller predators.
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