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Re: Snack time for T rex



> IÕve noticed that many large predators that depend mainly on correspondingly 
> large kills are often found satisfying their needs by opportunistic 
> Òsnacking.Ó 
> Australian Salties, quite surprisingly, feast on diminutive mud skippers.  
> One 
> wonders just how many of these wholesome treats would suffice to keep a 
> crocodile gastonomically contented.  I also recall that Alaskan wolves, who 
> would rather have a caribou over for dinner, seasonally gorge themselves on 
> rodents to the exclusion of almost all else.  In the leonine version of a 
> candy 
> bar at the movies, IÕve even seen a lion (on TV) take a scrawny female 
> baboon.  
> (Note -- the otherwise ferocious males ignominiously and unchivalrously Òran 
> for
> it.Ó)  

Lions in Nairobi National Park have been observed eating termites, fish,
a bloated vulture, monkeys (especially baboons), fruit, peanuts, rotten
wood, grass and garbage, including a discarded shirt.

- Stephen Dedman
> 
> One wonders, therefore, how frequently relatively small animals were a la 
> carte 
> items on the menu of T rex, and whether there could be any tell-tale 
> adaptations
> resulting from the literal pursuit of such a dietary regime.  
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