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RE: top 7 dinosaurs you could take in a fight

Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. writes:
 > > 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).

Hmm, OK, maybe more like a lynx than a mountain-lion.

Good luck with that :-)

Augusto Haro writes:
 > Well, from where I am from, it is not unusual to hear of people
 > killing pumas with knives. I heard of an 70 year old woman which
 > killed a reportedly ca. 45 kg. puma with a small knife, only helped
 > by a small dog. She might have been pretty lucky, but she reminded
 > the incident as not surprising and considered it was necessary to
 > kill the puma (with such scarce weaponry!!) as the cat killed some
 > goats of her.

No fair!  You don't get a knife, only a baseball bat!

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