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Re: carnivorous hippos = omnivorous ceratopsians etc

On Mon, Jan 25th, 2010 at 8:59 AM, Amtoine Grant <rascienz@shaw.ca> wrote:

> The Styracosaur lies motionless as the albertosaur draws nearer. Just
> as it is almost on top of the all-too-easy morsel, the until-now- 
> motionless/herbivore thrusts upward, impaling the unsuspecting  
> carnivore. Now Styracosaurus settles in for an unusual feast..

The main problem with impaling a multi-tonne predator from underneath is
that, if you kill it outright, you suddenly have several tonnes of dead
predator crashing down onto your head.

Having a head like a giant squid-jig doesn't help you to extract it
easily either (assuming you survived).


Dann Pigdon
GIS Specialist                         Australian Dinosaurs
Melbourne, Australia               http://home.alphalink.com.au/~dannj