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On Fri, 17 Nov 1995 GSP1954@aol.com wrote:

> Concerning swimming theropods -
> Most animals are good swimmers. 
> probably better swimmers than birds, but not as good as crocs. This does not
> mean they were specialized swimmers, just that they could when needed, and
> were able to pursue prey into the water (like some living big carnivores do).

This is true....armadillos are another good example of this. They aren't 
naturally aquatic, but have been observed fording ponds, streams, and 
other moderate bodies of water when they have to. They can also submerge 
for up to 30 mins. on a breath when necessary. Again, this doesn't mean 
they *LIKE* to, just that they can...