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Re: A Tale of Two Tails
Richard Dieterls wrote...
>In order for this to work, the Hadrosaur would have to turn its back on
>the Tyrannosaur (etc.) and await the attack, since a bipedal animal
>running full tilt can't use its balancing organ this way without itself
>loosing its footing. And there is the matter of leverage: to execute a good
>swat, the Hadrosaur would have to remain relatively stationary.
I might also point out that the hadrosaur tail starts out with
a thick base but tapers pretty strongly posteriorly. Kind of a funny
design for swatting big theropods. Compare with the tip heavy tails of
ankylosaurs or Shunosaurus.
> In any case, I wouldn't
> want to be in the shoes of a 10 year old kid 30 seconds after he knocked
> Schwartzeneger off his feet and took off running.
If Arnold was trying to kill the kid in the first place, it would
hardly make matters worse.