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Re: Mammals preying on giant azhdarchid pterosaurs!



On Sat, 20 May 2000, Timothy Williams wrote:
> John Bois wrote:
> 
> >If they could prey on giant pterosaurs, why couldn't they prey on
> >_any_ giant egg layer?
> 
> Because the "egg layer" herself might object.  I'm curious how a Beanie 
> Baby-sized mammal could steal an egg from right under a brooding 80-pound 
> _Oviraptor_ without himself ending up on the menu.

A group effort can succeed where a single egg nabber can't.

The mother can be kept busy chasing off multiple attempts and others
can get through.