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RE: Happy Birthday, T. rex!



> From: owner-dinosaur@usc.edu [mailto:owner-dinosaur@usc.edu]On Behalf Of
> Andrew Simpson
>
> Hmmm, how did T-Rex and his ilk get water? Perhaps
> they did not drink but the blood of their victims.
> Maybe they used their tongues somewhat like a cat
> does. Seems like the easiest way would be to get in
> the water and drink as they swam. 

I would imagine that the dipped their heads in, tilted them back, and 
swallowed: much as modern birds do.

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