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Re: Dromeosaurid behavior........Pack hunting! (long)



Good point George!
The old idea that clusters of crows around a feeding site are just disorderly
"mobs"  is being revised NOW. Crows have familial hierarchical groups that 
people
would call "packs" if they were mammals. Crows practice communal child-rearing,
with mature crows deferring child-bearing to help raise their younger siblings
and sometimes nieces and nephews.
The crow "mob" around the carcass is probably really the family gathered
with grandpa and grandma for dinner.
-Gus Derkits

Dinogeorge@aol.com wrote:

> In a message dated 5/3/99 10:05:23 AM EST, lawrence@dsuper.net writes:
>
> << Hypothesis: A species can be ruled out as a pack hunter if it does not have
>  cutting teeth. >>
>
> Crows have no teeth. Or are crow mobs ruled out as packs?