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Re: late night thoughts: misunderstand what?



On Thu, 14 Jun 2007, Graydon wrote:
On Thu, Jun 14, 2007 at 08:37:34AM -0700, don ohmes scripsit:
"..but looks like an unnecessary risk when the prey is twice as long
and tall as the predator." --DM

What is risky about reaching up and grabbing a sauropod by the neck,
if you match the physical description of a tyrannosaur? If your hold
is 2m behind the head, you are 8m away from the front feet. Even that
assumes no injury to the spine of the prey item, which would result in
instant incapacitation of the prey.

Basic grappling rule; if you've got them, they've got you.

Correct. Altho grappling with teeth is a little different ;) Have done martial arts for maybe 25 years and grabs are not without risk.

A T. rex trying to neck-bite a sauropod is not biting into a fleshy
neck; it's a very bony neck, with the vital bits fairly buried.  If the

Any specimens with bite marks?

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