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Re: Velociraptor Footprints

On Tue, 19 Aug 1997 12:39:20 -0700 (PDT) SarahAnne Hazlewood
<sash@teleport.com> writes:
>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 
>>Matt Wedel
>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.

Judy Molnar
Education Associate, Virginia Living Museum
All questions are valid; all answers are tentative.