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RE: TREX THE HUNTER (taken seriously?)
> In a message dated 98-02-04 01:47:16 EST, email@example.com writes:
> << Perhaps the hadrosaur was asleep and the Tyrannosaur mistook it for
> being dead. When the carcass screamed the Tyrannosaur realised
> its mistake, let go, and went off to search for something really
> dead, leaving the Edmontosaur still alive. Hey, it's no sillier
> or more extreme than some of the arguements in the bird-dinosaur
> debate! >>
> Hi Dann! I have a question about your scenario: Assuming that T. rex's
> binocular vision and sense of smell was good enough for him to be able to
> distinguish the basics of anatomy, wouldn't he rather want to bite the
> "sleeping" Edmontosaurus' neck rather than the tail? I think that makes sense.
> I think he'd rather bite his neck.
> Now my scenario: The T. rex was chasing the Edmontosaurus in a hunting
> pursuit. In an effort to trip the Edmontosaurus, the T. rex cocks his head to
> bite the neural spines part of his tail, and slows way down. The tough
> Edmontosaurus puts up a struggle and manages to trip the T. rex, maybe by
> swinging his stiff tail. The T. rex, now losing his balance, tries in vain to
> stay up by biting down harder on the spines. The spines snap off, and the T.
> rex comes tumbling down. He watches in humiliation as his would-be-prey gets
> IMHO, that's a better scenario.
> Have a nice day!
Yes, but no where near as amusing. We're probably talking about
a fairly inept Tyrannosaur in my scenario, so logic would not be
the best way to reconstruct the events. :)