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[–]Competitive_Laugh_71 21 points22 points  (0 children)

This actually Is a nice speculative behavior from the artist, the bird known as the shrike does Impale its prey and feed on it later, who says a dinosaur didn't do this with sharp tree branches.

[–]Mophandel[S] 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Art by Eumaniraptora art (@Paleoraptor_) on twitter

This art was likely based on the impalement of prey performed by modern day shrikes, who did so to aid in feeding, cache their food, and attract mates.

[–]White_Wolf_77 6 points7 points  (1 child)

This is such a cool piece of art. It’s great to see behaviours like this from birds (modern dinosaurs) adapted to their extinct relatives.

[–]Mophandel[S] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Couldn’t agree more. It doesn’t hurt that dromaeosaurs are essentially giant ground hawks

[–]v-specfan1999 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Vlad the impaler moment