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Re: Rough & tumble world (was Re: "Dinos of a Feather" )



--Original Message-- From: George Leonard <gl91bciiLt@earthlink.net>:
Friday, March 05, 1999 09:24 AM



>>How many times could a Trex fall over in its life?  A two-legged unstable
>>creature involved in fights to the death with other animals of
approximately
>>the same size?  Once?  Twice?
>>
>>Oh, please.
>
>I don't think anyone has asserted that this was a routine fighting
>tactic, like the spin crocodiles do in the water with prey (TTBOMK!) (Not
>an acronym for an expression, just the cool sound they make.)
>Best,
>George
>[... J. Leonard, Ph.D. ]


Not a frequent tactic as with lions perhaps, but I don't think some of them
could have avoided it happening once every two or three meals.


JJ