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RE: top 7 dinosaurs you could take in a fight

> From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu] 
> On Behalf Of Mike Taylor
>  > Particularly because with a baseball bat (or heavier 
> weapon) I  > think I could take down Masiakasaurus, contra 
> the last comment.
> Really?  At about 2m long, I think that would be pretty 
> similar to trying to take out a mountain-lion with a baseball 
> bat.  I'm sure Chuck Norris could do it, but for myself I 
> wouldn't be confident.

2 m long, but more than half of that is tail and a quarter of the remaining
bit is neck. So the operational part of it is bigger than a turkey, but not
much (bustard-sized).

Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
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