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Re: Velociraptor footprints

On Sat, 26 Jul 1997 16:42:34 -0700 (PDT) gjensen@mail.wsu.edu (Gregory S.
Jensen) writes:
>Is it likely that dromaeosaurs held their big claw up while walking, 
>but not
>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.

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