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Predatory dinosaurs of Utah
Dear Greg and List,
I saw my first Bald Eagles in Utah two weeks ago, going Southeast on the
191 just past Wellington. The two seemed to be foraging around some
sagebrush for something we couldn't see.
Last week, on the I-6, going west through the canyon, we saw a Golden
Eagle, surrounded by crows, chowing down on a road kill mule deer. The crows
were keeping a healthy distance while the Eagle ate its dinner.It really
gave me the impression of a giant theropod, getting first dibs, while
smaller species waited in line.
It is open drill night at the Bonelab at CEU, tonight at 7:00. I get to
find out if that strange growth on the bottom of the brachiosaur ulna that I
am working on, is actually an embedded tooth fragment.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, February 15, 2005 2:00 PM
Subject: Predatory dinosaurs of Baltimore - the real raptor red
> Today was unusually mild, so took a walk through the big, Olmstead
> Druid Hill Park around the Baltimore Zoo. Had just passed the zoo entrance
> was in an open area with rowhouses across a main city route about 100
> away. Saw a large bird flopping on the ground. Too big to be a pigeon and
> brown to be a crow. It was a hawk that had just caught a squirrel. I stood
> 40 ft away, the hawk barely paid attention to the clumsy bipedal one. For
> about 10 minutes it continued to beat the rodent to death, its wings
> on the ground classic raptor style. It then dragged the corpse a few feet
> the base of a sappling and started to feed. Even when I walked by about 30
> away the hawk hardly paid me attention. Watched for at least 20 mins
> left the predator to finish its afternoon dinner in peace.
> Not sure what kind of hawk it was. It was fairly large, the size of a big
> crow. Maybe too big for a pigeon hawk, have seen one around here for
> dull brown uppersides, off white underneath. Wonder if it was a fully
> G Paul