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Re: T.rex predation
On Thu, 18 Sep 1997 Dinogeorge@aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 97-09-18 13:38:15 EDT, email@example.com (Kevin James
> Dracon) writes:
> << On Thu, 18 Sep 1997 Dinogeorge@aol.com wrote:
> > So--the supposed "prey animal" got away, yes? It wasn't _killed_, yes? So
> > theoretically the _T. rex_ could have been a scavenger that occasionally
> > tried but couldn't kill live prey.
> Yeah, just like lions, tigers, crocodiles, raptors... >>
> Actually, _unlike_ lions, tigers, crocodiles, raptors... They _do_ manage to
> kill live prey on occasion. Emphasis here on "couldn't." In case you haven't
> noticed, emphasis here also on "ridiculously convoluted counterexamples."
I was being sarcastic, trying to imply that lions, tigers, crocodiles,
raptors, and other predators do occasionally "miss". I think it is
unreasonable to suggest that just because a rex failed on a few attempts,
but wounded the prey means that it "couldn't kill live prey." Sorry for
the sarcasm, I should have just said what I meant.