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(Science News Magazine)   As if raptors weren't scary enough, turns out they could fly as well   ( ) divider line
    More: Cool, hind limbs, flight controls, Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, northeastern China, Microraptor, vector field reconstruction, radius, rear wings  
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2012-10-23 05:25:04 PM  
I want a squadron of piloted Battle Raptors rolling out quick. The Mounted Bear Cavalry needs support!
2012-10-23 05:32:54 PM

Pffft. I thought everyone knew they could fly.
2012-10-23 05:35:11 PM  



Guys listen.
2012-10-23 05:37:10 PM  
FYI, raptors still fly. Quite effectively.
2012-10-23 05:45:17 PM  
Pfft... Tyrannosaurs could fly F-14s...
2012-10-23 05:46:32 PM  
I know a lot of people are mad that it turns out that these badass scaly lizards actually looked more like giant chickens, but to me, that just makes them MORE terrifying.

Winged hind legs? shiat, that is horrifying, and means you're not safe ANYWHERE!
2012-10-23 05:51:51 PM
2012-10-23 05:51:59 PM  
Clever girl.
2012-10-23 05:57:34 PM  
Flying helped get them onto the Ark!
2012-10-23 05:59:47 PM  

Free Radical: Flying helped get them onto the Ark!

*looks around*

Apparently, they flew their asses right out of the Ark and drowned.
2012-10-23 06:02:13 PM  
That doesn't sound so scary... More like a 4 legged turkey.
2012-10-23 06:25:10 PM  
You mean birds of prey or the F-22 (a bird of prey of a different sort)?

Either way, yes they fly. It's kind of their thing.
2012-10-23 06:27:33 PM  
Stop giving SyFy ideas for stoopid movies!
2012-10-23 06:30:01 PM  
Raptors still fly subby, except when they are injured, which is when nice folks like these help out:
The Raptor Trust
2012-10-23 07:06:28 PM
2012-10-23 07:09:38 PM  

erveek: Guys...



Guys listen.

/ah yes, the classics
2012-10-23 10:40:57 PM  
The good news is they weren't so big as we think of them. Chicken sized, if I remember right. The bad news is that they dropped onto their prey from trees.

/Small mammals were their prey.
2012-10-23 11:16:49 PM  
Kentucky Fried Raptor, it's what's for dinner.

/dinosaurs is good eatin'
2012-10-23 11:27:30 PM
2012-10-24 12:45:19 AM
2012-10-24 09:37:12 AM
2012-10-24 09:50:18 AM  
Hey has anyone posted this yet?
2012-10-24 01:16:13 PM  
Came for xkcd. I am dissapoint. Someone please post the raptor strip.
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