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Re: The death throes of drowning

On Wed, 31 Jan 1996, Jeff Poling wrote:

>    Does anybody know if there's any research that shows that animals that
> drown end up in the contorted death pose (ie neck and tail bent over the
> back) that some dinosaurs are found in?

I was under the impression that this position indicated just the 
opposite:  that the animal died in a dry area and the neck and tail 
ligaments contracted as the body was dessicated.

Nick Pharris
Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, WA 98447

"If you can't convince them, confuse them." -- Harry S. Truman