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Re: Velociraptor footprints
On Sat, 26 Jul 1997 16:42:34 -0700 (PDT) firstname.lastname@example.org (Gregory S.
>Is it likely that dromaeosaurs held their big claw up while walking,
>while running/sprinting after prey? It could possibly give some extra
>traction for speed. I know cheetahs have lost the ability to retract
>claws in favor of speed.
Yes, but their claws are blunt, like a dog's, for that reason. And they
kill with their teeth, not their claws.
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