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Re: For you T. Rex addicts out there! - Part 2

And if Horner says T. rex was a touch more hyena than lion, you have to take

He's probably right. Contrary to popular belief, the spotted hyena is an active hunter, as well as a scavenger. Though I don't have the data at hand, I have heard that some hyena packs include a higher proportion of live prey in their diets than certain prides of lions.

(You know, the predator-versus-scavenger dichotomy in modern mammal behavior has just got to go!)

Nowhere in the scientific literature does anyone present evidence to support T.
rex being a predator

Hmmm. Paul Erickson, Ken Carpenter and at least one eminent subscriber to the DML will be surprised to hear this...


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