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Re: Stegosaur display behavior (script question)
Sounds plausable enough. (considering that there was a
wild lioness that adopted antalope fawns many things
are possible) This falls under plausable. Small brain,
just lost the battle and the female, he could be
letting out his frustrations.
--- Karen Casino <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> This is the guy who's writing the script again. Does
> the following
> scenario strike you as plausible? (I know it's not
> likely, but I don't
> want it to be unreasonable.)
> The two lead characters are traveling along the edge
> of a corridor
> forest when one of their vehicles runs out of juice.
> These vehicles
> have international orange pennants on fiberglass
> poles, so as to allow
> them to keep track of each other in rough terrain.
> This has happened near a small group of Stegosaurus
> stenops. The
> largest is a female, who is ignoring the other two
> while eating
> (feathery-foliaged) cycad fruits. The other two are
> males in full rut.
> Due to the season, their shields are brightly
> colored. They are
> circling each other, head to tail, pausing to shake
> their tails at each
> other. After a little while, the smaller, less
> brightly colored male
> backs down, allowing the other to begin courting the
> As the smaller male wanders off, he spots the
> pennants on the vehicles,
> and interprets them -- tall, triangular, brightly
> colored -- as a
> challenge. As the lead characters get out of the
> way, he approaches the
> stalled vehicle, and begins to circle it.
> Eventually, frustrated by an
> opponent that is both smaller and duller than he is
> but who still
> refuses to give way or engage in a display contest,
> he swings his tail
> at the vehicle.
> Thanks in advance for any opinions.
> Sean Craven
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