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Re: <was> RE: Big Dinosaur Print <now> unusual traces



Hi, Dinophiles!
    I like the concept, overall, - BUT! - If I was a sauropod, and another
sauropod was following me too closely for comfort, I think I'd want my
tender tail OFF the ground, which is, after all, the most likely place for
it to get stepped on...
            B.

----- Original Message -----
From: Richard W Travsky <rtravsky@uwyo.edu>
To: <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Sent: Thursday, March 22, 2001 7:15 PM
Subject: Re: <was> RE: Big Dinosaur Print <now> unusual traces


SNIP
> If so, could the tail traces be the result of close quarters?
> A sauropod would be shifting its tail around, occaisonally
> touching the ground, because a fellow sauropod was close behind
> and making contact with the tail? It's a simple approach,
> doesn't require rare injuries or other rare behavior.
>
> (maybe too simple)
>