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Re: Tyrannosaurs and Hyenas



Im not one who has studied this at university, or  written disitations for
accidemic papers or anything like that, infact I could be refered to
uneducated in such matters, but I have been reading up as much as I can
about this partiuclar issue and trying to think about it all   from the
proposed enviroment that the rex lived in at the cretatious period  though
to  just how large they are.
Well I think that the Rex was a hunter,   very strong legs to help it run
down prey, and nice bite and hold teeth in its maw.  Its prey of choice may
have been immature suropods though it would try to take on whatever it could
depending on circumstances.  However in saying this,  I think if it saw a
carcuss it would take the opportunity for a free meal.   even if it ment
chasing off the original owners  so yes.   Almost like the modern lions
realy
Hunters  and opportunisitc scavangers
hmmm
almost sounds human eh?

Justin Kennard
Unpaid  Untrained Uneducatied Paleo-nerd
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Andrew Simpson" <deathspresso@yahoo.com>
To: <twilliams_alpha@hotmail.com>; <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Sent: Thursday, January 26, 2006 11:21 AM
Subject: Re: Tyrannosaurs and Hyenas


>
>
> --- Tim Williams <twilliams_alpha@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Andrew Simpson wrote:
> >
> > >Well, I'm not tired of discussing. IN fact I've
> > written a script called
> > >T-Rex: Ravager or Scavenger
> > >that PROOVES, yes prooves, that T-Rex was not
> > exclusivly a scavenger.
> >
> > Proof!?  Wow, I'm impressed!
>
> Proof of course being reletive. ;) And as my
> script/analisis is also presented comedicly, hyperbowl
> is always included in the discussion.
> >
> > >Even vultures will kill if they have to. Saw this
> > with my own eyes once.
> >
> > I don't doubt you, but this depends on the species
> > of vulture in question.
> > For example, in the U.S. the turkey vulture
> > (_Cathartes aura_)  rarely (if
> > ever) attacks live prey, but the black vulture
> > (_Coragyps atratus_)
> > frequently attacks live prey - including livestock
> > (usually sick or newborn
> > individuals).
>
> I didn't see the vultures catch the prey but saw two
> vultures tearing apart and fighting over what was
> clearly still living prey. This happened near Yamhill
> Oregon. Not sure which kind of vultures they were.
> >
> > >None of his arguments stand up to scrutiny. I too
> > >respect the man but I think this argument does a
> > bit
> > >of a disservice.
> >
> > I agree entirely.  There's an abundance of good
> > biomechanical studies that
> > support the hypothesis that _Tyrannosaurus_ was a
> > predator.  The fact that
> > there is a hadrosaur vertebra that's been chomped on
> > by a tyrannosaur, and
> > then healed, certainly helps the case.
>
> And there is that triceratops with its horn bit off
> and the frill bit and healed if I remember correctly.
>
> andrew
>
> >
> > Cheers
> >
> > Tim
> >
> >
> >
>
>
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