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Re: Babies and Ecology
In a message dated 9/29/00 3:01:24 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> After all, baby crocodiles (if they are not being fed by their parents)
> must hunt. Logically,
> baby crocs would hunt smaller prey then their parents, and so would make a
> different impact on
> their environment then adult crocs. However temporarily, the same species
> of croc would occupy two
> niches simultaneously.
Chris Brochu, correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe I've seen pictures of
small alligators leaping after dragonflies and small birds. So yes, that
would involve a rather different diet from adults.
But it is likely that tyrannosaurs grew a heckuva lot faster than alligators.
Just something to think about.