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Re: T.rex predation



Casey Tucker wrote:
> 
> ----------
> > From: Alaric Shapli <ashapli@erols.com>
> > To: dannj@alphalink.com.au
> > Cc: dinosaur@usc.edu
> > Subject: Re: T.rex predation
> > Date: Saturday, September 20, 1997 10:26 AM
> >
> > >         If tyrannosaurs had such good senses of smell then perhaps
> > > some dino babies also used this technique. After all, the black
> > > buck's main predator is probably the tiger, the largest extant
> > > terrestrial carnivore (some bears are bigger, but mostly herbivorous /
> > > insectivorous).
> >
> > Actualy, much as I like tigers, polar bears are bigger (I believe) AND
> > pretty much entirely herbivorous.
> 
> Actually, Polar Bears are not herbivorous.  They eat seals and fish.  They
> have been observed to wait for hours at holes in the ice where a seal comes
> to the surface to breath, at which point the bear uses a powerful swipe
> from its forepaw to break its neck and then it drags it up onto the ice for
> a meal.  As far as I know they aren't even omnivorous, I believe they are
> pretty much carnivorous.  (There might be an odd exception to this.  I've
> heard of a town in the middle of Canada  where polar bears enter it
> seasonally and dine on trash, pets, and other odd things.  So they may be
> eating some plant material while in this town (berries & other types of
> fruit that may have been thrown out)).
> 
> One more thing (this is more for the T.rex Predation string in the list).
> Perhaps a good model for a T.rex nose would be that of a Grizzly's.  I'm
> not sure, but they look like they have the same relative proportions
> (skull:nose, etc.).  Just a suggestion.
> 
> Casey T.
> TUCKERCJ@MUohio.edu
> Miami University
> Oxford, Ohio
> .Yes, yes... I meant carnivorous... I realized I typed in the wrong word 
as soon as I sent the thing, and tried to send a follow-up correcting it, 
but it didn't get through...