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a most savory idea for a project, ora (lly) administered
One of the most interesting ideas in the Chin et al. Nature paper on
tyrannosaur crap is that the angularity of the bone fragments
indicates that the beast was chomping bone. Quite plausible, but...
Apparently Komodo dragon droppings contain bone fragments (see
Auffenberg's monograph); it'd be interesting to get hold of some, to
see if angularity of bone chips could be created by digestive
processes alone. There are dragons in zoos around the world.
Cincinnati has some, and we have a young dragon here in Fort Wayne,
for example One could give a dragon a nice tasty kitten or puppy or
lamb or whatever, let if chow down, and see what any bone fragments
that emerge from the other end look like. Assuming that the dragon
hadn't done much bone chomping while feeding, you could see whether or
not the bone frags that remain look angular or not. What fun. I'd do
it myself, but the projects I'm currently working on are odd enough as