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Posted by donny039 on March 07, 2003 at 12:38:59:
In Reply to: Re: p.palpebrosus jaws posted by Bill Moss on March 07, 2003 at 05:43:27:
I was comparing the incidents.
I think a dwarf can give someone a nasty bite, no doubt !! loose some fingers, receive some stitches, etc .. (I thought I said that at the end of my post)
I dont think a dwarf at 4ft can do as much damage as say a 4ft common caiman, but 4 sure both can do some serious damage as can any species of crocodilian.
:Just out of curiosity, are you making that assumption based on that incident? If so, I'm not saying you are wrong, but I do think you need a more controlled set of experiments to support your statement. Personally, I think you were lucky with the dwarf bite. I have seen spec. caimans rip into things (such as a glove) with the intent of causing as much injury as possible - witnessed by holding on and violently shaking back and forth before releasing. I wouldn't want my hand in there!