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RE: [Suchomimus tenerensis]

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chris Campbell [SMTP:sankarah@ou.edu]
> Sent: Saturday, November 21, 1998 11:20 PM
> To:   Caleb Lewis
> Cc:   archosaur@usa.net; dinosaur@usc.edu
> Subject:      Re: [Suchomimus tenerensis]
> Caleb Lewis wrote:
> > 
> > >It's not really the same, though.  In crocs you get huge, slender jaws
> > >which are typically used to take down things like antelope, who are
> > >fairly small.  They (usually) don't mess with hippos or buffalo or 
> > >elephants, since these animals would tear them apart.
> > 
> > I was not implying by this that I believe that the Succhomimus tried for
> > things like Supersaurus. Just things equal in size some times, and maybe
> > less.
> >    Also, Wildebeast make up a nice part of a lot of crocodiles' diets
> > when they migrate. 

        Crocodiles CAN handle some very big prey animals.  True, they won't
normally try an adult hippo,
        rhino, or elephant; but they routinely take zebras, which can be 600
pounds.  But, let's face it,
        lions don't normally attack those animals either.  Also, crocodiles
do work in concert to bring large prey animals down in the water.  I'm NOT
saying they intentionally cooperate, but several crocs
        will attack something big - like a zebra or a wildebeast together.