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Re: Tyrannosaurus Tail Torque

2010/11/21 Sim Koning <simkoning@msn.com>:
>  Ruptured arteries can kill...fast. The crap in the movies where people get 
> shot or stabbed in the leg or arm and act like it's not life threatening is 
> just that, crap. What Greg Paul shows in 'Predatory Dinosaurs of the World' 
> is dead on; a massive loss of flesh and a severed major artery could kill 
> very quickly.
There are, however, cases of toads partially eaten by otters (with
hindlimbs almost entirely eaten by otters) and they survive even past
the interest of the otter. How do they do with the arteries?

Slater, F. (2002) Progressive skinning of toads (Bufo bufo) by the
Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra). IUCN Otter Specialist Group Bulletin
19(1): 25-29.