Under attack

If Ankylosaurus finds itself cornered in an attack, rather than run away, it will crouch low to the ground to protect its underbelly. This means the predator has to try to flip it over to get at the soft part underneath. There are two problems here: first, Ankylosaurus is very, very heavy, and second, the spikes on its body would make it doubly difficult to overturn. Plus, there is always the danger of getting clubbed by that dangerous tail. It could easily break a predator's leg, and a badly injured dinosaur is more than likely to end up as lunch itself for another meat-eater -one more good reason for predators to find easier prey.

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