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Re: Predator relationships
> From: Chris Campbell <email@example.com>
> > > All this talk about success rates brings me to something a bit more on
> > > topic: what were the success rates of therapod hunters?
> > I don't know. Maybe the experts have some ideas. I would like to
> > hear their speculation, too. I really was intrigued by the dino
> > climbing the tree with prey. Wish I had thought of it, even if it's
> > preposterously improbable.
> Climbing a tree wouldn't help dromies much; the Tyrannosaurs are just
> too tall to make the strategy terribly effective. It works for leopards
> because hyenas can't climb trees and lions generally don't (they can,
> but they don't tend to, really; I think they're just not terribly
> comfortable up there, being so big and all). Still, it's a neat idea.
How far up would an animal have to climb to be out of harm's way? A
rex could only get the head up so far. I think the problem would be
the dino climbing and that I know nothing of. Would there have been
suitable trees? Ones with large limbs to support the weight?
Maybe we should take the rest of the conversation offline.