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T-Rex's Hunt?

posted by Dinofossil on - last edited - Viewed by 751 users

Through out most of the game, a T-Rex is a vicious hunter that will eat you if you move. My question is why? In the books and movie, it is shown that a meal of as much as a goat will stave its hunger. But in the game, you're always seeing it eating, be it a parasaurolophus or raptor, it always finds time to eat you. Why?

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  • I noticed, too, the T-rex seems to eat an awful lot! But then, the game wouldn't be as exciting or intense if the rex was just shown lazily napping for the whole game after one meal. The science reasoning side of me can justify it by pointing out that a warm-blooded metabolism comes at the cost of constantly having to eat, and as the timeline of the game spans a few days, one big meal per day plus one or two smaller opportunistic meals per day seems reasonable for a large tyrannosaur.

    Plus, all the eating could be all the years of suppressed hunting instinct surfacing after a lifetime of being fed tethered goats. :p

    (or maybe there was more than one T. rex...)

  • Maybe it swallows as much as it can, then regurgitates the rest into a horrific meat heap... Egh... On second thought, maybe I don't want to know.

  • hmm the tyrannosaur mistaking you as a threat highly doubt that your freaking small compared to it, but if it has offspring's yeah it would then go after you

  • @bloodkiller630 said: hmm the tyrannosaur mistaking you as a threat highly doubt that your freaking small compared to it, but if it has offspring's yeah it would then go after you

    Less threat, more like intruder. The Tyrannosaur seems to be territorial, and it also seems to lay claim to areas pretty quickly since there aren't as many predators to contest it. Such as the Visitor's Center.

  • in the second they established that the Rex was territorial.. and that is why they would not let up and hunted down the people beyond their usual territory..

  • Yeah, but they ran into it randomly, and it's territory couldn't be the entire north area. It would never have known about all that previously.

  • @Dinofossil said: Yeah, but they ran into it randomly, and it's territory couldn't be the entire north area. It would never have known about all that previously.

    well if i was the tyrannosaur i would want to venture everything i've never seen before, it could be just getting used to the idea of being out of its fence:)

  • you know it could be like an aligator... because of the size of the brain stem to brain size it snaps at and tries to eat anything that lands next to it. its an auto reflex that the animal cannot control, maybe that could explain the T-Rex's constant kill and eat mentatlity in the game...

  • I don't think they ever showed 1 goat as enough for a meal; yes they used a goat to try and lure it near the fence to show it off. But they never said it was a whole meal.

  • @Lexxbomb said: you know it could be like an aligator... because of the size of the brain stem to brain size it snaps at and tries to eat anything that lands next to it. its an auto reflex that the animal cannot control, maybe that could explain the T-Rex's constant kill and eat mentatlity in the game...

    Could be. In the words of Dr. Sorkin, I wouldn't be surprised by anything thanks to Dr. Wu's slap-dash approach to gene manipulation.

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