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Re: Claws on deinonychosaurs
--- ZBBrox@aol.com wrote:
> >>Both predators and
> prey might succumbed some outside factor, eg.
> or flood. <<
> Isn't it also possible that a pack of animals was
> compelled by this kind of
> outside factor to attack an animal rather too large
> for it under better
> circumstances? I don't think I've heard anyone here
I talked about deposits where you find bones from
different species e.g. collecting in a river bend or
in a mud around a dried lake..
I think you mean that drought or other catastrophe
might force Velociraptors to attack very big prey.
Yes, it might, but such incidents are rare and success
of Velociraptor is doubtful. It is a difference
between normal behavior of a species and extremely
Lions are normally chased away by African elephants.
Nevertheless, there are known cases where lion
attacked an almost grown elephant and killed it. But
every mammal book will tell that elephants have no
natural predators. So there is a big difference
between normal and what might happen in a very unusual
event extremely fortunate for predator.
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