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Re: falling Tyrannosaurs (was Re: Turbinates and welcome Mark
At 10:07 PM 3/4/96 -0500, Jeffrey Martz wrote:
>> Seriously though, most predators are designed for shocks and
>> falls, as in PDW, Paul says that cheetahs fall and shake off the impact.
> Exactly how does a tyrannosaur "turn on a shoulder"? Besides, it
>wouldn't make it any lighter. Most predators don't weigh five or six
>tonnes. Dropping a large elephant from six feet or so feet in the air
>would probably not do wonders for its health, particularly if you toss in
>about fifteen to twenty mph of forward momentum.
If I recall correctly, elephants have a rather stiff leg system. A
better place to look might be a rhino.
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