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Re: Velociraptor Footprints
On Tue, 19 Aug 1997 12:39:20 -0700 (PDT) SarahAnne Hazlewood
>At 02:22 PM 8/19/97 CDT, Matt Wedel wrote:
>>The lower leg and hindfoot of a sauropod were found in standing
>>position. The composition of the surrounding matrix suggests that
>>the animal became bogged down in mud. A scattering of small theropod
>>teeth, possibly belonging to dromaeosaurs, were found around the leg,
>>and Gallup suggests that after becoming irretrievably stuck, the
>>helpless sauropod was the victim of theropod predation, perhaps
>>spread out excruciatingly over several days. From the dromaeosaurs'
>>point of view, it would be quite a boon: the All-You-Can-Eat Flesh
>>Whether it really happened that way or not, it still makes me
>Yikes! There's a scene I never want recreated in Dino-mation!
Why not? It seems just as gross as the Utahraptor with the Astrodon's
head in its mouth, bloody veins dangling! That's a popular, though
grizzly, model we've had every year. Kids thing it's **way kewl**!
Nature isn't always pretty.
Education Associate, Virginia Living Museum
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