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Re: Food for second thoughts?

On 7 Feb 98 17:34:00 EST, you wrote:

>Have any of you seen footage where a croc lunges out of the water,
>catched a bison, but thinks, "Naw, I'm full already and lets go" ??

Caught a buffalo... there are no bison in Africa, and American
crocodiles don't co-exist in the same enviroment as bison.

>Ever thought maybe other, ancient predators did similar things? Bite
>in, do some injury, but it's then too full or not in the mood and
>lets the thing it has sunk it's teeth into go??

A failed attack is quite common with predators... more common than
successful attacks, really.

>Food for thought?
>Matt Staples


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