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Re: Still more claws

        Many of these same wonderful pictures may be seen in the book "The
Big Cats and Their Fossil Relatives."

>It must be a slow day on the net. I was finally able to get to the feature on
>cats at the National Geographic website, http://www.nationalgeographic.com/
>Hit search more features, then 1997 features, then search for cats. It's
>loaded with superb drawings and paintings by Mauricio Anton.
>I was delighted to find an animated(!) diagram by Anton of just exactly how
>the retractable claw of a cat works. Those of you interested in the recent
>discussions about dromaeosaur claws might want to check this out. Lots of
>great sabertooth drawings and paintings as well.
>Enjoy, Dan Varner.


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