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BIG HERBIVORES VS. SMALL CARNIVORES



> But lions regularly hunt Cape Buffalo and other big ungulates with long horns
> and nasty bites in certain locales. Even well armed herbivores are vulnerable
> to predation as long as they are not a whole lot bigger than the predator.
> 
> GSPaul 
> 

Yeah, but wouldn't you say that a mammoth (a well armed herbivore) is a whole
lot bigger than a sabre-toothed cat?

(But, hey, did sabre-tooths kill ADULT mammoths?)

And does it still count when there's a pack of the carnivores? Surely social
theropods could fell big sauropods, much as social sabre-tooths could big
mammoths..

DARREN NAISH