Mammal Monday 7: Spikey and the Thieving Theropods Gang

What better way to start regular 2012 posting that with exact dinosaurs showing their innate superiority?

Here’s Spikey (Hystrix africaeaustralis) and his just-served food.

And here are the Thieving Theropod Gang, masters in the art of food theft and robbery, and capable of amazingly quick getaways (NoCarNeededTM technology)

and then, the Big Boss showed up, too!

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About Heinrich Mallison

I'm a dinosaur biomech guy working at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin.
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2 Responses to Mammal Monday 7: Spikey and the Thieving Theropods Gang

  1. Marc Vincent says:

    I’ve seen magpies thieving from lions at Chessington. Being able to fly certainly helped the former make a speedy getaway when the rather bored-looking lion decided that a chase might be fun…

    • In Stuttgart you can get the back of your head whacked by heron wings. They sit on the boundary wire of a large aviary’s wire mesh covering and swoop down on the penguin feeding. Because the penguin enclosure is separated from the visitors only by a hip-high wall the visitors’ heads end up smack in the middle of the flight trajectory. I’ve heard a lot of people yell in surprise and horror 😉

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