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Re: Woman against Abelisaur

Goddamn drop-kick. Works like a charm.

On a slightly more serious note, if magical realism is what you're
aiming at, this fight is not happening. An unarmed human, what,
punching a large predator to death? Imagine getting in a fist fight
with a bear. Or wrestling a lion (although this guy thinks he stands a
chance: http://www.almasryalyoum.com/en/node/465580). Most humans
can't even beat up a guard dog with their fists.

On 21 July 2011 17:35, darkin <christian@darkin.demon.co.uk> wrote:
> hi
> There's not been a predator on Earth during our time here that we haven't
> been able to subdue with a pointed stick.
> Lion tamers do Ok with a chair.  crocodiles are unable to outperform an
> elastic band if it's properly applied.
> Really, a pointed stick is fine.
> Christian Darkin
> www.anachronistic.co.uk
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Asher Elbein" <aelbein@gmail.com>
> To: "Dinosaur Mailing List" <dinosaur@usc.edu>
> Sent: Thursday, July 21, 2011 5:27 PM
> Subject: Woman against Abelisaur
>> Hey, all. I'm working on a short piece of fiction set on a world where
>> various faunas from earth's history are mixed (along with various
>> historical
>> civilizations.) The story concerns a young mercenary lady who is hired to
>> take down a man eating carnosaur. This particular animal is some manner of
>> Abelisaurid, and I'd like to get as much as I can right. How can a gunless
>> human go up against an abelisaur and hope to win?
>> In addition, since I'd prefer to avoid "prehistoric monster" style
>> histrionics, how would you suggest characterizing the predator? I was
>> thinking something along the lines of an old, slightly weakened tiger, not
>> as fast or strong as it's kin but cleverer. But I am, of course open to
>> suggestions.