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>On Tue, 28 Nov 1995 Dinogeorge@aol.com wrote:
>> In a recent Scientific American article on extinct flightless predatory
>> birds, the author depicted some kind of phorusrhacid subduing its prey (a
>> small ungulate) by kicking it over _on the run_ and ingesting it whole. What
>> do you think of that?
>Certainly kicking or tripping to knock over is a viable means of stopping 
>prey, but off the top of my head, I can only think of quadrupeds which use
>technique (some big cats (and maybe some dogs/wolves?)).  Of course, 
>anyone who knows Moas, Ostriches, Emus and Cassowaries better than my 
>sketchy info may have more to say on that.

As already pointed out on the list, that is what the African secretarybird does.
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