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Small dromaeosaurs probably littered the treelines hunting insects, and one would expect some more ground oriented predators around, though they'd probably not be too big thanks to the lack of space. On that note, one would also wonder if there wouldn't be an odd branch of prosauropods still around. (Sep 26, 2008 | post #8)
It's a good point. If they did, it would be interesting, though there would be no way to know. Maybe a set of heterodontosaurs (it feels like a good guess to me) adapted to negotiate rock faces where carnivores couldn't get to them easily. (Sep 25, 2008 | post #3)
I do get kind of bored. I'll get all the common (T-Rex, Carcharo, Spino, Giga) questions out of the way first. T-Rex VS Spinosaurus - T-Rex T-Rex VS Giganotosaurus - T-Rex T-Rex VS Carcharodontosauru s - T-Rex Carcharodontosauru s VS Giganotosaurus - Giganotosaurus Spinosaurus VS Giganotosaurus - Giganotosaurus (Sep 22, 2008 | post #3)
It's still a tough thing to do to something that isn't too distracted to deal with it, let alone something that makes the same living as a predator. (Sep 22, 2008 | post #14)
The croc tends to have the disadvantage of being cold-blooded, so it's not as active. Still, if it can bite the big cat, or crack it along the side with it's tail, that cat is down quickly. I'd have to say the croc, as it usually has hometown advantage. (Sep 21, 2008 | post #6)
My point is more about build than size. Smilodon could reach a maximum just over 800 lbs., if my information is correct. That's a lot of power to contend with. Not only is Deinonychus not even near that powerful, it's bone stucture is frail by comparison. I'll concede that if Deinonychus jumped high enough, Smilodon couldn't catch it. Then you just end up with the same problem. Deinonychus may take a quick leap at Smilodon after that, but it will almost be around by the time it does. Because I understand where you're coming from, I propose that Deinonychus leaps at Smilodon's flank and buries a foot claw into it's side as Smilodon pivots around and gets a hold of it. (Sep 21, 2008 | post #10)
Things would get worse before they got better, mostly because of those jaded to previous societies, that's for sure. I'm not going to kill them, but they and their children will need re-education. They'll need to be shown their responsibilities to society, law, and everything they'll need to be productive. The teachings would be created to fit human nature, and keep them together, instead of constantly separating us. (Sep 21, 2008 | post #22)
Leave me in charge of the last tenth. I'll build my utopia. (Sep 21, 2008 | post #20)
I would look for work there. If the worst happened, at least they could say I was killed by something worthwhile. (Sep 21, 2008 | post #6)
I don't care if they eat all our food and starve us, I want to see them. (Sep 19, 2008 | post #2)
True, but keep in mind that Smilodon wouldn't particuarly have to cripple it in one move. It would simply need to present some stopping power to gain the advantage, of which it would have plenty against something so lightly built. If Deinonychus was ambushing it, than okay, I'd certainly bet on Deinonychus. That's where Deinonychus's particular advantages are best. On a relatively level playing feild though, I'd bet on Smilodon. (Sep 18, 2008 | post #8)
Utahraptor. Because at some point rocks just don't cut it. (Sep 17, 2008 | post #4)
Dangerous as Deinonychus's prey was, it was often not very intelligent. It usually was able to get into position as a pack because the prey animal in question was busy dealing with another one, and then from there they overwhelmed it. Despite being a quadruped, Smilodon wasn't exactly slow moving, and as strongly built as it was, Deinonychus would've reeled if Smilodon was able to get a swipe at it. Though, yeah, it's not a bet I'd put too much on. (Sep 17, 2008 | post #6)
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