Jul 30, 2014 I Tom Head

Did Tyrannosauruses Hunt in Packs?

If popular culture and conventional wisdom can be believed, the tyrannosaurus rex was the deadliest solo predator in the history of the planet. But the theory that they actually hunted in packs has begun to gather steam with the recent discovery, in Canada, of tracks suggesting that at least three tyrannosauruses hunted prey together. And what’s worse than being chased down by a hungry tyrannosaurus? Being chased down by a pack of hungry tyrannosauruses.


This is terrifying to contemplate, or would be if there were a statistically significant chance that tyrannosauruses actually still existed. (An average-sized adult would be 40 feet long, so Google Earth would have almost certainly caught sight of one by now.) But still, in honor of the large herbivorous dinosaurs they hunted down, let’s let a cold shiver run up our spines in honor of good old T. rex.

Tom Head

Tom Head is an author or coauthor of 29 nonfiction books, columnist, scriptwriter, research paralegal, occasional hellraiser, and proud Jackson native. His book Possessions and Exorcisms (Fact or Fiction?) covers the recent demand for exorcists over the past 30 years and demonic possession.

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