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RE: Microraptor ate birds



> From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu] 
> On Behalf Of Augusto Haro
>
> 2011/11/10 Don Ohmes <d_ohmes@yahoo.com>:
> > On 11/10/2011 6:33 PM, Denver Fowler wrote:
> >
> >> Do modern animals kill prey in trees?
> >
> 
> It seems the margay, fossa (Cryptoprocta), marten, linsangs, 
> genets are mostly arboreal hunters. Among borhyaenoids, there 
> were some which were arboreal, with opposable hallux. There 
> is a Spanish documentary with a genet being able to kill 
> crows (which can be rather agressive) at night while they 
> were sleeping. This made me wonder how easy would it be for a 
> climbing predator to feast on birds when being nocturnal.

And lots of snakes are arboreal hunters of birds.

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