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RE: Dromaeosaur climbing & propulsive abilities (was Re: Jurassic Park 4 Script Review)



From: Amtoine Grant <ajgrant@eastlink.ca>

Hold on, goats can climb trees?! Mountain edges & cliffs are one thing, but trees?

Well, not any tree. Palms and tall pines might prove tricky to shinny straight up (_might_ prove tricky). But anything with branches is kids' play. ;-) Those flexible cloven hooves and strong ankles can find purchase practically anywhere.


The photos aren't great, but they aren't photomanips.

http://www.cs.mcgill.ca/~ydaoud/summer2001/maroc/16b_goat_tree.jpg

http://www.africanculture.dk/gambia/pcphotos/goattree.jpg

http://austinuu.org/sermons/2003/me-goats.jpg

http://www.worldreflections.co.uk/images/goat.jpg

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