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'Raptors - speed and stopping



A friend of mine was wondering, for those who consider dromaeosaurs to
have been quick, speedy predators, what was involved when one of these
creatures, perhaps traveling at 30 or 40mph, wanted to come to a stop? 
Unlike say, cheetahs, if a 'raptor, up on two legs, tried to skid to a
stop, she'd probably end up with her nose in the dirt, right?  Or do we
think that they traveled fast enough for it to be an issue at all?

Thanks,
 Julia
eclipse@a.crl.com