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Dinolocomotion and the Gator Pelvis
email@example.com quoted, <When a gator inhales, the muscle pulls the
liver back toward
the pelvis and tail. The liver, in turn, is attached to the lungs.
So when the liver is pulled backward, it helps an alligator's
chest and lungs expand during inhalation. The liver slams forward
into the lungs when the animal exhales.>
And asked, "...doesn't this seem like a hard knock life for a liver?"
Not for livers born with an in-house masseur. :-}
"You know my method. It is founded upon the observance of trifles." --
Sherlock Holmes in The Boscombe Valley Mystery