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Re: T.rex predation



At 07:40 PM 9/20/97 -0700, Stan wrote:

>As far as I know the few primary scavengers that exist never even bother to
>try to take down live prey.  (Yeah, a vulture attacking something - uhuh,
>sure).

Although I don't know if they do this in the wild, vultures DO pounce on and
kill live rodents in captivity (this from people I've talked to who raise
carnivorous birds).

Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Vertebrate Paleontologist     Webpage: http://www.geol.umd.edu
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