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Re: T.rex predation



Dinogeorge@aol.com wrote:
> 
> In a message dated 97-09-18 13:38:15 EDT, jconrad@lib.drury.edu (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."

They also fail to kill live prey on occasion, even after inflicting
damage.  So in that case they couldn't take it down.  Emphasis here on
"couldn't."

Chris