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Re: How Did Hadrosaurs Survive? (Was: Hadrosaur "mummy" questions)

I'm not saying they were exclusively scavengers....but I do think that they
(along with just about any other predator) would be opportunists...maybe
once in a while Mom and Dad had to go out and hunt out of absolute
necessity, but just as I don't think they were exclusively scavengers, nor
do I think they were exclusively active predators. That is the impression
I'm getting from some of your arguments; that _T.rex_ was almost exclusively
an active predator, rarely if ever relying on scavenging.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Brett Booth" <brettbooth@worldnet.att.net>
To: "DML" <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Sent: Saturday, November 02, 2002 12:31 AM
Subject: Re: How Did Hadrosaurs Survive? (Was: Hadrosaur "mummy" questions)

> on 11/1/02 7:29 PM, theclaw10@charter.net at theclaw10@charter.net wrote:
> >
> > Scavenging...?
> Highly unlikely that this was their main source of food. I doubt T. rex
> would be sitting around waiting for food to die. T. rex would have gone
> extinct LONG before the K/T boundry with this senerio. The dominate
> in an echo system are never pure scavengers:)
> Best,
> Brett