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Re: T.rex predation




On Sat, 20 Sep 1997, Dann Pigdon wrote:
> Not necessarily. The Indian black buck (a type of antelope) does not
> have any scent for the first few days of birth. It's not until the
> fawn (the correct term?) is a few days old and somewhat mobile that
> its scent glands kick in. Until then it is hidden off in long grass
> somewhere away from the main herd where it spends much of its time
> alone just lying still, with the mother coming in to feed it
> occasionally.

I think this is a great strategy for non-avian dinosaurs, too.  It would
help to know what is the biggest animal that uses it today?  How big is
the black buck, for example?  I think bigger animals (Sumatran rhino,
forest elephant, moose?) don't use this ploy.