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Re: T-rex predation
Stephen Faust wrote:
> Is it not a fact that almost all carnivores are hunter - predators?
This "T.rex predation" discussion has invoked comparisons of T.rex with
everything from sharks to vultures, but has omitted (as far as I am
aware) any comparison to an Orca. The Orca (and a few of its cetacean
relatives) are the only living 5+ ton, hot blooded, carnivorous (strictly
carnivorous in the wild, I believe) animals that have only their teeth as
a killing mechanism. We've all seen footage of individual Orca taking a
sea lion or a seal, but I also recall seeing some footage of a pod of
Orca pursuing and eventually killing (in a very gruesome manner) a full
grown blue whale.
Perhaps Mr. T. not only dined alone on a hadrosaur or ceratopsian, but
perhaps a half a dozen or so occasionally joined forces to bring down one
of those large Cretaceous sauropods?