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Re: Airbagged(was Dive!Dive!Dive!)
Rob Meryson wrote:
> Now this is a good point. The only thing I could say to counter this, is to
> tigers and wolves as examples. These guys seem to be able to run in forests
> little difficulty. Of course, being quadrepedal would give them far greater
> balance than Rex ever could've had, but it can show that a large animal can
> going pretty fast in a forest.
They are a lot smaller and built lower to the ground then T.rex. If
you look at yet smaller animals, I think you would find they are generally even
faster and more manuverable in dense settings. Try chasing a snake,
you may find it surprisingly hard to catch.
> Perhaps these features could represent the combined needs of being a running
> predator, as well as living in a bayou?
Or being a running predator and a large predator. Either way, I
think you are compromising speed for another factor (a small
animal that lives in a dense setting shortens its legs to get more
manuverable, presumably because manuverability is more important in such
a setting than flat out speed).