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RE: 11th specimen of Archaeopteryx "sickle claw"



  Can a cat's claws really cut your hand up something fierce? I have a cat, so 
for me, this is a silly question.

Cheers,

  Jaime A. Headden
  The Bite Stuff (site v2)
  http://qilong.wordpress.com/

"Innocent, unbiased observation is a myth." --- P.B. Medawar (1969)


"Ever since man first left his cave and met a stranger with a
different language and a new way of looking at things, the human race
has had a dream: to kill him, so we don't have to learn his language or
his new way of looking at things." --- Zapp Brannigan (Beast With a Billion 
Backs)


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> Date: Wed, 2 Nov 2011 08:21:14 -0700
> From: hammeris1@att.net
> To: dinosaur@usc.edu
> Subject: Re: 11th specimen of Archaeopteryx "sickle claw"
>
> Although the small size of this animal negates it as a defense against 
> anything
> much larger than itself, if caught/pinned by a small predator, could Archie's
> foot-claws have been used to much effect?
>
>
> I'm not aware of the total fauna on those islands - Compsognathus? - that 
> could
> have preyed on it, so was just wondering.
>