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RE: Terra Nova: thoughts

> Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2011 13:28:19 -0400
> From: tholtz@umd.edu
> To: whitcraj@ipfw.edu; dinosaur@usc.edu
> Subject: RE: Terra Nova: thoughts
> > And what is it about their ancient hides that make them so
> > impervious?
> > How many rounds does it take to put down - or even wound -
> > these guys, and often from a range of two feet??
> As my wife said "Shouldn't they be shredded now?"
On one hand, the bodies seem to be covered in feathers which protect from the 
slashing attacks of rival males  (possibly protecting in concert with a tougher 
 on the other hand, as great as humans have demonstrated feather armor to be, 
one would think that 22nd Century bullets would be able to at least get a 
little blood coming out)
(and on the gripping hand, even when they were firing randomly, they never 
accidentally hit a Slasher's leg, which lacked the feathers and perhaps the 
> > Want more fauna!! So far it only seems people wander around
> > through the jungle and meet up with big critters occasionally
> > - that want to shred humans.
> Fauna = $$$$$
> > What about small dinosaurs, insects, arthropods, avian
> > critters, aquatic creatures, mammals?
 probably scurried in the opposite direction when they heard the humans 
crashing through the jungle.
> > Is there a work detail specifically assigned to the problem
> > of pterosaur doo-doo in an open settlement? :-)

 I don't want to know who you have to piss off to be assigned to *that* work