Skip to comments.Sabretooth's surprising weak bite
Posted on 10/05/2007 7:34:36 AM PDT by Renfield
The sabretooth tiger may have looked a fearsome sight with its massive canines but its reputation takes something of a knock with a new piece of research.
Scientists who have studied the extinct creature's skull in detail say it had a relatively weak bite - compared with, say, a modern lion.
And although those fangs must have been amazing killing implements, they made for a very restricted hunting strategy.....
(Excerpt) Read more at news.bbc.co.uk ...
Sabre-Toothed Tiger Was A Pussycat
The Telegraph (UK) | 10-2-2007 | Roger Highfield
Posted on 10/01/2007 9:57:03 PM EDT by blam
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Which may explain the, oh I don't know, maybe the lack of Sabretooth Tigers today?
Sabretoothed animals lived from about 33 million years ago to around 9,000 years ago.
33 million years. That’s not a bad run.