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Re: [dinosaur] Agressive behavior of the T. rex

Thanks for this link, Casey!

And, whoops, I failed to credit Brett-Surman for his role in this light-heated piece. My bad. I especially like the open phrase "It is agreed by all living humans that ..."

-- Mike.

On Fri, 20 Sep 2019 at 23:23, Casey Tucker <tuckercasey@hotmail.com> wrote:
Farlow's article on Jurispgagy in T. rex can be found here:Âhttps://repository.si.edu/bitstream/handle/10088/8042/paleo_MKB-S_1997d-Physiology.pdf

From: dinosaur-l-request@usc.edu <dinosaur-l-request@usc.edu> on behalf of Mike Taylor <sauropoda@gmail.com>
Sent: Friday, September 20, 2019 12:45 PM
To: Poekilopleuron <dinosaurtom2015@seznam.cz>
Cc: dinosaur-l@usc.edu <dinosaur-l@usc.edu>; Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. <tholtz@umd.edu>
Subject: Re: [dinosaur] Agressive behavior of the T. rex
What makes you say a human would be too small a prey for a tyrannosaur? Wolves eat rats. In fact Jim Farlow showed in The Complete Dinosaur that a jurisphagous T. rex would need to eat almost exactly one lawyer per day.

-- Mike.

On Fri, 20 Sep 2019 at 17:42, Poekilopleuron <dinosaurtom2015@seznam.cz> wrote:
Good day to all listmembers!

Just a short question - given the apparent agresivity of the Tyrannosaurus rex (adult individual), but also the fact, that human would be too small a prey for it - would it be perhaps "safe" for us to stand near it? In other words, if T. rex had a choice of attacking human some 20 yards away and a subadult 1 tonne Edmontosaurus 100 yards away, which one would it choose? Was there some size/mass limit for an animal, at which it would be not interesting as a prey item for an adult T. rex (or any other large theropod, for that matter)? Thank you in advance! Tom