Sauropods should be able to defend themselves from large predators

In the gameplay Chaos Theory seen last week, we saw that a T.rex attacked a Mamenchisaurus and the herbivore tried to escape and did not defend itself. While it's great to see a big theropod hunting a large sauropod, we must remember that the sauropods are true living fortresses. A tail blow or kick from a giant sauropod can easily break bones and depending on the location of the blow, can seriously injure a giant carnivore.

The sauropods may be gentle giants, but they are nothing helpless, they know how to defend themselves, and very well, they are very powerful dinosaurs! For the sake of gameplay and viability the better is that when sauropod defend himself, cause great damage, the giant carnivorous if injured, must flee to regain his health, otherwise if he attacks again and is injured, the giant predator will be killed
 
I absolutely agree.

I also think that they would be interesting if the medium and large carnivores could hunt in packs, especially to hunt sauropods. as you said, for logical reasons, sauropods should be very powerful and resistant.
A single T-Rex could be killed in 2 hits by a brachiosaur, or 3 maximum. also the raptors should get smashed on the first try.
I have found plenty of example images on the internet, sauropods could whip with their tails, or kick devastatingly in the face, or simply stomp a predator to death.

here are some examples that I found on the internet:
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I absolutely agree.

I also think that they would be interesting if the medium and large carnivores could hunt in packs, especially to hunt sauropods. as you said, for logical reasons, sauropods should be very powerful and resistant.
A single T-Rex could be killed in 2 hits by a brachiosaur, or 3 maximum. also the raptors should get smashed on the first try.
I have found plenty of example images on the internet, sauropods could whip with their tails, or kick devastatingly in the face, or simply stomp a predator to death.

here are some examples that I found on the internet:
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Good pictures! Nice!

I also remembered Big Al's documentary, when predators hunting in the salt desert, a Diplodocus steps on the ground to scare away the allosaurs and strikes Big Al with his neck
 
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That's a bit of an understatement. You know what can break a human femur? The wing-punch of a swan.
Sauropods would likely just completely shatter anything attacking them.
No, pretty sure the swan thing is a complete myth. Birds have hollow bones and they are much more fragile than mammal bones in general.
But a kick from a sauropod definitely could have the potential to break the bones of a theropod.
 
No, pretty sure the swan thing is a complete myth. Birds have hollow bones and they are much more fragile than mammal bones in general.
But a kick from a sauropod definitely could have the potential to break the bones of a theropod.
I just looked it up and, huh, looks like you're right with that. I stand corrected.

However, it is likewise a myth that bird bones are fragile because they're hollow. They're structured in a way that makes them about as tough as mammalian bones. The forces of a bird in-flight require them having bones not fragile.
What more people have more experience with are cooked bird bones, which are indeed fragile due to the internal structures being broken up by extreme heat.

I xan't readily find a source on the structure of sauropod limb bones, but I remember reading that they are not hollow. Which would add quite a bit of mass and therefore force to their kicks.
 
A kick or a stomp from a sauropod would be devastating even to a large predator. Tail whips should be an option especially for a diplodocus. They do need to be able to fight back. I've seen some herbivores fight back when their genes are pumped up but that should be unnecessary as at their natural state they would fight back when cornered.
 
Agree. They bite off tree branches, they should be able to bite a raptor and break its bones. A horse only eats grass but nobody wants to be bit by a horse. How much worse would a sauropod bite be? Stomping, biting, tail whips, neck whips. A sauropod should be able to attack and they should he like tanks. If a raptor can kill one it should literally take like 50 raptors to get it done.
 
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