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Re: Velociraptor Footprints( Arundel contemporary)
> << 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
> >spot and flush out prey.
Getting down off the back of a large animal is a little safer if you
have wings. Most dromeosaurs were larger then the aforementioned birds,
so jumping to the ground, especially without a braking mechanism, might be
a little hazardous. Also, I assume that these birds FLY up onto the backs
of thier platforms, although I suppose the dromeosaurs could claw thier
way up armoured backs if the herbivore felt inclined to let them.