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Re: Radical but plausible theropod hunting strategy: TREEOSAUR.COM

Lee Hall wrote:
> ...is this for real?

What do you mean by "real"?

Yes, the guy proposing this seems to be serious.

No, this doesn't seem to be a realistic strategy for most theropods. Of
course, talking about the major terrestrial predators in the >=10 kg size
range from 200 to 65.5 Ma, it could be that at least ONE species used a
similar strategy.

> On Sat, Jul 10, 2010 at 11:09 AM, Patrick Boyle <pboyle12@me.com> wrote:
>> Treeosaur Theory ... www.treeosaur.com
>> Throughout the world there are hundreds of different hunting strategies
>> used
>> by humans. Each has its own unique style and technique: an Amazonian
>> Indian
>> following a troop of monkeys, an Alaskan Eskimo waiting motionless by a
>> seal
>> breathe hole, an African San Bushman running down and exhausting Kudu.
>> I am a North American hunter who uses a handful of hunting strategies to
>> outsmart my quarry. I specialize in one particular hunting strategy
>> which is
>> currently used by millions of North American hunters. The vast majority
>> of
>> game animals I have taken have been with this extremely effective
>> hunting
>> strategy.
>> I believe the biomechanics and senses of many theropod dinosaur species
>> allowed them to use this exact same hunting strategy. In fact, I believe
>> a
>> major reason for certain theropods? predatory success over the eons was
>> because they specialized in this hunting strategy. For more information,
>> please visit my website: www.treeosaur.com
>> Respectfully,
>> Patrick Boyle
>> North American Hunter

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