The Ancient Beginnings of the Bird Dog?

It truly is amazing what modern science can deduce from fossils. For those of you who grew up as dino fans as I did, I had to share this interesting article and accompanying rendering of bird hunting raptors. They may be a bit hard to train, but apparently shotgun would not be required either.

Checkout the writeup by Charles Choi. 

Gut contents of the dinosaur Sinocalliopteryx gigas suggest the predator chowed on cat-size feathered dinosaurs

Gut contents of the dinosaur Sinocalliopteryx gigas suggest the predator chowed on cat-size feathered dinosaurs called Sinornithosaurus (illustrated in left panel), as well as crow-size birds known as Confuciusornis (right). (Images: Cheung Chungtat/PLoS One)
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