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Re: Raptors climbing trees?

I meant to make films of my little therapods' tripedal strategy of locomotion. Budgies love to climb. Beak-legs-beak-legs-beak-legs - they're GOOD little climbers. They love to hop between perches too.

Dora Smith
Austin, TX

----- Original Message ----- From: "Dustin Mendus" <mendus.dustin@gmail.com>
To: <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, April 02, 2008 6:33 PM
Subject: Raptors climbing trees?

Is there any likelihood of Velociraptor, Utahraptor, or Deinonychus being
able to climb trees? Using their back claws like hooks into the tree, and
moving upward? It seemed quite likely with the Jurassic Park depiction of
Deinonychus(though the wrists are wrong...), but, is it possible at all with
the real thing? Utahraptor or Deinonychus in particular, really.

Dustin Mendus

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