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Re: Alligator Bite Study

Yes, this study has been reported before. And you'll doubtless see it again
when the work is published! Also reported last year were Greg Erickson's
results testing a nearly 16 foot long saltwater crocodile. That yielded
around 3,900 pounds of force, so it's all a matter of scale. One day someone
will measure a 20 footer. Still, relative to its size, the gator has the
strongest bite.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard W Travsky" <rtravsky@uwyo.edu>
To: <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Sent: Monday, September 08, 2003 1:37 PM
Subject: Alligator Bite Study

> Came across this by chance. I thought this had been fairly well
> studied and didn't need more study...
> http://www.local6.com/news/2461228/detail.html