left —; "...And a-hunting we will go."
Scent is more important to a therapsid predator than eyesight or good hearing. When targets of opportunity fail to present themselves, an opportunity must be created. This forest track with a
watering hole nearby is as good a place as any to start the hunt...
Like other predators of its time, gorgonopsids weren't built for speed. Kills by gorgons would more likely have been the result of an ambush than of pursuit. However, when ambush tactics failed to
provide a meal, the gorgonopsid must have followed its nose.
Speed aside, those sturdy legs would serve an ambling gorgon well. Certainly these animals were no sprinters but a trotting gorgonopsid with sabre-toothed jaws agape must have been a