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Re: Pure predation

Well, my last post on a subject already beat to death (LOL), but even death
comes to different organs and cells at different intervals.  So when does an
animal really die, much less become carrion?  And my ribeyes I eat are dead
meat but I sure don't consider them carrion.  I think it can be reasonably
argued that at some point in time after death, the carcass becomes carrion.
It is no longer a fresh kill.  Hmmmm, think I'll char some mammal meat over
the flame pit.  What special adaptations would dinosaurs have to be carrion
eaters?  If nobody wants to talk about it, I'll understand since the subject
stinks.  ROTFLOL at my own jokes.  OOPS, too many ETOH calories.

-----Original Message-----
From: Gautam Majumdar <gautam@majumdar.demon.co.uk>
To: Dinosaur@usc.edu <Dinosaur@usc.edu>
Date: Sunday, March 14, 1999 3:47 PM
Subject: Re: Pure predation

>Oxford English Dictionary defines Carrion slightly differently.
>1) A dead body; a carcass
>2) Dead putrefying flesh
>.... other unrelated meanings
>So according to OED putrefaction is not really necessary to call a dead
>animal - carrion.
>Gautam Majumdar                 gautam@majumdar.demon.co.uk