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Re: bcf vs. badd



In a message dated 95-12-01 20:42:27 EST, DSmith0531@aol.com writes:

>Well.  How about this:  since these proto-birds were probably carnivorous,
>what if _they_ were the predators that some other poor creature was taking
to
>the trees to escape from?  The proto-birds might follow them up (gradually
>becoming more and more adept at doing so, or perhaps, they already were
>adequately equipped).  The prey-critters, seeing that merely taking to the
>trees was not enough, might have taken to the jumping around in the branches
>hypothesised for the proto-birds as an escape mechanism.  The proto-birds
>then might have learned to fly/glide/whatever in order to catch these agile
>little critters, be they bugs, lizards, mammals or whatever.
>
>This scenario would seem to work for both BCF and BADD.  And, it does, to me
>at least, provide a reason for them being up in the trees to begin with!
>
>

Sure, I'd say this is a workable aspect of the scenario.