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Re: semilunate carpal

In a message dated 8/7/01 10:40:35 AM Pacific Daylight Time, 
twilliams_alpha@hotmail.com writes:

<< The hands 
clamped onto the prey and held it tight as the jaws and feet were put to 
work to subdue the prey (suffocation with the jaws, evisceration or blood 
loss courtesy of the slashing claws). >>

       I have to respectfully disagree here as the head of the Velociraptor 
is clearly pulled back in the same fashion as is done in hawks and owls (real 
raptors) after a strike. Watched a Cooper's Hawk do this with a Mockingbird 
yesterday. Probably protecting the eyes. DV