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RE: Experts had thought only herbivores hunted in packs...



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andy Byron [mailto:andrew.byron@diamond.co.uk]
> Sent: Friday, November 24, 2000 8:41 PM
> To: dinosaur@usc.edu
> Subject: Re: Experts had thought only herbivores hunted in packs...
> 
> Predator traps dont have to be tar pits. I remember seeing film of a
> modern day death trap in which toxic gases collected in a low lying
> area. One animal wandered in and was overcome. Before long every
> predator and scavenger in the area is attracted by the smell 
> of carrion, with disastrous results - the local herbivores probably
> make themselves scarce when the predators begin arriving. 
> 
> In Cretaceous times what would be the result? - a theropod bone bed -
> with no evidence of a La Brea type predator trap and few if any
> herbivore bones.

Let's all watch that last episode of WWWD again; exactly this type of a
scenario was shown there.

Met vriendelijke groeten,
Jarno Peschier, postbus@jarno.demon.nl/jarnop@ccs.nl