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

On Thu, 22 Mar 2001, Bruce E Shillinglaw wrote:
> 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...

Actually, this would be sorta random motion, where the tail just gets
moved around and occaisonally touches the ground. After all, the head end
can't see what's happening, just can feel contact.

> ----- 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
> > 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)
> >