Jurassic Park's Velociraptors: Truth About Their Technique
I love the movie Jurrasic Park. One of my favorite movie scenes is when the scientists get their first glimpse of the dinosaurs at the watering hole. The majesty of it, the thrill of the possibilities and the awesome score get me every time.
Some of my least favorite scenes involved the velociraptors. Sneaky, clever predatory creatures...I definitely didn't want to find them lurking in my backyard. So I read this article with interest from Animal Planet. Turns out that while they were ferocious killers, those long claws were not used quite the way they had been previously imagined. Kudos to the person who invented a mechanical velociraptor so we could learn more about this extinct creature.