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Re: Tyrannosaurus Tail Torque



On Mon, Nov 22nd, 2010 at 9:25 AM, Andrew Mollo <amollo38@gmail.com> wrote:

>> "Now Komodo dragons on the other hand...from what I've seen they can take
>> quite some time before they rip and animal's belly open and get to the
>> guts."
> 
> Komodo dragons take "quite some time" because their prey usually die as a
> result of sepsis and bacteremia.

Komodo monitor venom kills any escaped prey too fast to allow for bacterial 
infections to take hold 
(mainly via uncontrolled hemorrhaging). The old 'infectious bite' theory is a 
myth.

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Dann Pigdon
Spatial Data Analyst               Australian Dinosaurs
Melbourne, Australia               http://home.alphalink.com.au/~dannj
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