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Re: Troodon feeding habits
According to my models, the slender tail of a troodont would make up about 5%
of total mass. People tend to exaggerate the mass of appendages becasue they
are long, most of an animals bulk is tied up in the trunk. This is true even
of big tailed sauropods.
Troodon was stronger boned than big living ground birds, the limb bones walls
are thicker. Also, cheetahs are gracile, and they regularly kill ungulates as
big as themselves. No reason to think troodonts could not do the same.