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Re: "Cowboy Dinosaur" for the masses

In article <D907C76F-2086-11DA-BD48-000D93371216@aol.com>, Adrienne 
Mayor wrote:
> The story has 
> Cope and Marsh encountering a relict Brontosaurus, with a wonderful 
> illustration by Robert Walters of cowboys lassoing the rearing 
> sauropod.
       Would lassoing work? The long neck would mean the beast would 
get strangled before the lasso-holder would have any appreciable torque 
on the main body of the beast.

> The plot of a hidden valley of live dinosaurs is a popular fiction 
> device, from Arthur Conan Doyle's "Lost World"
       Does it pre-date ACD, does anyone know?
 Aidan Karley,
 Aberdeen, Scotland,
 Location: 57°10' N,  02°09'  W (sub-tropical Aberdeen), 0.021233
 Written at Fri, 09 Sep 2005 09:35 +0100

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