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Re: T-rex could kick



On Wed, 1 Jan 1997 DINODUDE69@aol.com wrote:

> T rex could kick, as do Ostriches, but COULD NOT slash with his clawed feet,
> as they where blunt like ground birds, NOT talons...  But it would ONLY kick
> as defense, probabally, not to attack prey in this fashion.

You do not need talons to use a kick as an attack. A rex could generate
a lot of power in its legs, making a kick destructive even if it didn't 
penetrate skin. A broken bone is just as debilitating as an open gash.
(This is, after all, the means by which humans kick.) Being knocked over 
(and exposing vital body parts) is also an effective attack.


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