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Lots of talk about good ol' T rex again. In reply to a recent note, I don't
think T rex got very close to a saurpod, They weren't in the same place. If
they were I don't think T rex would just gab a bite and hang on. More likely
to get a shot at the neck chomp and it would all come tumbling down.
What T rex probably chomped on was a hadrosaur or so. Same place, the neck
would be the most vulnerable. Even the real big ones would get killed
eventually if they had a big chunk taken out of their neck and throat. We
pretty well talked ourselves out of ceritopsids being a regular meal. Too
hard to get to a vital place (no matter what else the frill did). Dogs/wolves
used pack and a bit here and a bit there to kill big prey. The big cats use a
throat bite to sufficate their prey and hang on in the process. I agree ol' T
rex wouldn't do either of these but I think his big chomp either at the
trroat or taking large pieces out would easily get his "normal" prey the
antalopes of the era, ol' mr and mrs duckbill.