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RE: Fwd: juveniles faster than adults.

> From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu] 
> On Behalf Of David Marjanovic
> Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 2010 7:46 AM
> To: DML
> Subject: Re: Fwd: juveniles faster than adults.
> >  I would also add Komodo monitors to the list. Juveniles 
> need to be  
> > faster in order to avoid becoming a meal for an adult.
> Really? I thought they just climb trees instead?

Agreed. An adult ora on a full run is a very fast animal. It might be that 
juveniles reach higher Reynolds numbers, so in that sense
they might be "faster". But in terms of absolute speed, they are almost 
assuredly slower than the adults.

And yes, they do hide in trees.

Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
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