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Re: Partly-scientific answer to question about cats
On Mon, Feb 16, 2009 at 12:53 PM, <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> But speaking of eyes -- and dinosaurs -- in the JURASSIC PARK franchise,
> the T. rex reduces its pupils to pinpoints as it hones in on its natural
> prey, Hollywood stars. I've noticed other movies apparently copying this.
> The effect is certainly creepy/frightening/exciting for theater-goers but
> isn't it backward? The pupils of my cats dilate rather than constrict when
> they've spotted prey.
IIRC, in the original JP movie, its pupil contracted when one of the
kids shone a flashlight directly on its eye.
T. Michael Keesey
Technical Consultant and Developer, Internet Technologies