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(Fox News)   Tooth embedded in bone proves that T. Rex hunted live creatures, but Larry King survived   (foxnews.com) divider line 23
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2013-07-16 12:00:26 PM  
Good. That "T-Rex was a scavenger" hypothesis seemed to me to be pure iconoclasm. Someone wanted to take the T-Rex down a peg and ruin the fun and games for kids who have to learn that the T-Rex didn't hunt like a cool animal, and big kids who still dream of riding a T-Rex as it hunts its prey.
 
2013-07-16 12:12:02 PM  
Note that they didn't start hunting live prey until after Adam and Eve were sent away from the Garden of Eden.
 
2013-07-16 12:50:28 PM  

Slaxl: Good. That "T-Rex was a scavenger" hypothesis seemed to me to be pure iconoclasm. Someone wanted to take the T-Rex down a peg and ruin the fun and games for kids who have to learn that the T-Rex didn't hunt like a cool animal, and big kids who still dream of riding a T-Rex as it hunts its prey.


Being a scavenger isn't exclusive with hunting live prey. Take hyeanas, for example.
 
2013-07-16 12:54:44 PM  

Nurglitch: Slaxl: Good. That "T-Rex was a scavenger" hypothesis seemed to me to be pure iconoclasm. Someone wanted to take the T-Rex down a peg and ruin the fun and games for kids who have to learn that the T-Rex didn't hunt like a cool animal, and big kids who still dream of riding a T-Rex as it hunts its prey.

Being a scavenger isn't exclusive with hunting live prey. Take hyeanas, for example.


I know, and I suspect T-Rex would eat anything in its path, including dead stuff, but I reckon some people gleefully pushed the idea of it being a scavenger because they knew it detracted from its coolness.
 
2013-07-16 01:00:55 PM  
"He wants to hunt."
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2013-07-16 01:18:12 PM  
What's not explained is whether it was an ambush or a chase predator. I suspect that its size meant that it his in some foliage waiting for something stupid to happen by.
 
2013-07-16 01:26:08 PM  
Don Imus got away from a few of them too.
 
2013-07-16 02:04:23 PM  

Slaxl: Nurglitch: Slaxl: Good. That "T-Rex was a scavenger" hypothesis seemed to me to be pure iconoclasm. Someone wanted to take the T-Rex down a peg and ruin the fun and games for kids who have to learn that the T-Rex didn't hunt like a cool animal, and big kids who still dream of riding a T-Rex as it hunts its prey.

Being a scavenger isn't exclusive with hunting live prey. Take hyeanas, for example.

I know, and I suspect T-Rex would eat anything in its path, including dead stuff, but I reckon some people gleefully pushed the idea of it being a scavenger because they knew it detracted from its coolness.


Which is true of just about every carnivore that ever lived.  Funny how that never gets mentioned.
 
2013-07-16 02:05:50 PM  
Same story from the Nature website:  http://www.nature.com/news/tyrannosaurus-rex-hunted-for-live-prey-1.1 3 381

The last quote from John Hutchinson really hits the nail on the head as far as 99% of palaeontologists are concerned: "It is so frustrating to see provocative half-baked ideas about celebrity species likeTyrannosaurus rex drawing the public's attention when there is so much more interesting palaeontology to be talking about."

The find is not surprising. Who the f*ck cares?
 
2013-07-16 02:08:58 PM  
Doesn't prove anything either way.

If a scavenger can nab a live one that happens to get too close, and why wouldn't they.  Obviously this one got away, which may only further prove a lack of kill skills...

dem bone readers are prone to over reading the data.

/devil's advocate
//published, and then some.
///Tea wrecks my appetite...
 
2013-07-16 02:12:52 PM  

r1niceboy: What's not explained is whether it was an ambush or a chase predator. I suspect that its size meant that it his in some foliage waiting for something stupid to happen by.


Or slow...T-Rex was pretty quick for a big guy.
 
2013-07-16 02:14:34 PM  

bemused outsider: If a scavenger can nab a live one that happens to get too close, and why wouldn't they.  Obviously this one got away, which may only further prove a lack of kill skills...


Or that this duckbilled dinosaur knew kung fu.
 
2013-07-16 02:15:58 PM  
imgs.xkcd.com
 
2013-07-16 02:58:18 PM  
So  will creationist admit their T. rex ate melons and not meat idea is wrong?

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2013-07-16 03:40:55 PM  

WelldeadLink: bemused outsider: If a scavenger can nab a live one that happens to get too close, and why wouldn't they.  Obviously this one got away, which may only further prove a lack of kill skills...

Or that this duckbilled dinosaur knew kung fu.




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mind.blown
 
2013-07-16 03:52:35 PM  
Well, you're an untamed youth, you've got the teeth of the hydra upon you.  You're dirty and sweet, oh yeah.
 
2013-07-16 04:56:25 PM  
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2013-07-16 05:46:42 PM  
One fairly badass duckbilled dino. "Yeah, I got away from a T Rex. Shame about the mud pit."
 
2013-07-16 06:08:40 PM  
Maybe the hadrosaur, or whatever it was, just backed into the slumbering TRex's mouth while someone went "boo!"
 
2013-07-16 06:26:08 PM  
Slaxl: Good. That "T-Rex was a scavenger" hypothesis seemed to me to be pure iconoclasm. Someone wanted to take the T-Rex down a peg and ruin the fun and games for kids who have to learn that the T-Rex didn't hunt like a cool animal, and big kids who still dream of riding a T-Rex as it hunts its prey.

The palentologist that has more or less single handedally pushed this theory is one who almost all of his work is on duck billed dinos and he probably got tired of kids not wanting to hear about duck bills and wanting to hear about T Rex and pulled this theory from his arse to get kids less hung up on T Rex.
 
2013-07-16 07:36:45 PM  
r1niceboy
2013-07-16 01:18:12 PM


What's not explained is whether it was an ambush or a chase predator. I suspect that its size meant that it his in some foliage waiting for something stupid to happen by.
Treyvonsaurus Rex?
 
2013-07-16 07:37:22 PM  
// also extinct.
// wishes he had hit the preview button as he intended.
 
2013-07-17 02:39:37 AM  

TheMysteriousStranger: So  will creationist admit their T. rex ate melons and not meat idea is wrong?

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what is this I don't even
 
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