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Solved the riddle of velociraptor feet and the lack of tracks !?
My theory is that they simply hitched a ride on the larger "quad"
herbivores. Although these were too large for prey, they would have
been ideal "platforms" for single or small groups of velociraptors to
survey the terrain and get around. Velociraptors' arms and feet seem
ideally suited to maintaining a grip. The sickles probably functioned
as spurs to kick the lumbering "platforms" into action when necessary !
We can imagine out 'raptors dropping off occasionally for a spot of
unsuspecting lunch - perhaps protoceratops. This behaviour is not
entirely without analogs. Egrets, secretary birds and many other
species ride large herbivore "platforms" in a similar way, using them to
spot and flush out prey. Humans use a variety of such "platforms".
Perhaps we were not the first "cowboys" in the West !
Regards Roy Nash