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Re: sauropod killers
--- "King, Norm R" <NKing@usi.edu> wrote:
> Imagine what it would be like if you tried to eat a
> live cow, one bite at a
> time. Or a marlin--you land it on the boat, then
> take one bite at a time
> while it's slashing around on the deck. I don't
> think either approach would
> work well.
Hey, don't knock it 'til you've tried it.
Seriously though, my thought was not that of a
theropod eating the thing down to the bone bite by
bite. It was more like taking one bite and, well,
Pay me $50 to take a single bite out of your marlin
and I just might do it, Norm. Pay me $50 to go bite
the thing to death, then eat it, and I might not do
it, even though I'd get a better meal (mercury and
I'm certainly not imagining that as the sole method of
obtaining food, or even the primary method. But it
would do now and then, I'd imagine. I remember a
Hallett illustration from a National Geo of a few
years back depicting hungry theropods doing just this
to a juvenile sauropod.
I also recall that some species of bird flys around
munching on cows (?) in a similar fashion (although
maybe I dreamed that; I'll check with my therapist).
That might even explain the "Paluxy jump" (sorry Jim
Well, enough crackpot theorizing for today.
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