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Re: Die Me, Dichotomy (was For you T. Rex addicts out there! - Part 2)
On Thu, 31 Jul 2003, Michael Lovejoy wrote:
> A small point on the T.rex scavenger debate. Many modern predators scavenge,
> as do vultures, obviously. However, all these modern scavengers feed
> primarily on KILLS made by other animals, (animals rarely get the chance of
> dying of old age!). So, for rex to be an exclusive scavenger, something else
> had to be killing the multi-ton herbivores. And there was no other predator
> powerful enough to do it.
And scavenging often involves chasing off that which made the kill.