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Fwd: The death throes of drowning

Hi Gang

The death pose is due to the shrinking of the neck tendons when they dry.
This will be true for all quadrapeds that remain articulated when they dry.
Someone said it much better than I some time ago.

paul sparks

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From:   mcallist@gate.net (Ray McAllister)
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Date: 96-01-31 22:39:27 EST

Jeff, did not someone post a reply to this afew months ago. As I remember 
the bloating of a dead body causes that arching of the body. Anyone else 
recollect that?

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?
>    Anybody know what percentage of dinosaurs are found in such a pose?
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