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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Today's Dinosaur News

Posted by on Thu, Feb 2, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Research reveals new information about Velociraptor's signature claw:

The lethal hooked claws on Velociraptor weren't use to slash at the dinosaurs' victims - as in Stephen Spielberg's Jurassic Park.

Instead, the sickle claws would have been used to hook into prey, and 'latch on' like modern hawks and eagles - and then Velociraptor would have eaten its prey alive.

So you know... try to show a little respect


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Will in Seattle 1
Loved the PBS specials last night, especially the Seattle Liquefaction Mammoths.

It's a coming for us!
Posted by Will in Seattle on February 2, 2012 at 11:36 AM · Report this
sirkowski 2
Snikt! Snikt! Logan style.
Posted by sirkowski on February 2, 2012 at 11:36 AM · Report this
Will in Seattle 3
So, this begs the question - would the North American Ground Sloth or the Velociraptor win in a grapple fight?
Posted by Will in Seattle on February 2, 2012 at 11:59 AM · Report this
Joe Szilagyi 4
The point is... you are alive when they start to eat you.
Posted by Joe Szilagyi on February 2, 2012 at 3:15 PM · Report this
Fifty-Two-Eighty 5
Sorry, Joe, we can't have that. PETA would have a shit fit.
Posted by Fifty-Two-Eighty on February 2, 2012 at 3:19 PM · Report this
venomlash 6
@3: Ground sloth, definitely. It's too big and robust.
Posted by venomlash on February 3, 2012 at 1:58 AM · Report this

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