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Claw Sizes of 25 Different Predators (Imgur)

Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2015 4:00 pm
by Nordue
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Re: Claw Sizes of 25 Different Predators (Imgur)

Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2015 4:09 pm
by Koa
Very interesting! I see that the cheetah's claw is somewhat blunter than that of the other cats; I am glad that other cats' claws were included, as it is nice to compare the effects of partial retraction.
I was wondering if the grizzly bear was included out of curiosity, and then I saw it. Not surprised that it's the largest one out of them all.

Re: Claw Sizes of 25 Different Predators (Imgur)

Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2015 7:37 pm
by valkea
Grizzly bear claw 0/10 would not want to see in person when attached to an actual bear.
Interesting to see all those claws and be able to compare them so easily, though. I like the birds'.

Re: Claw Sizes of 25 Different Predators (Imgur)

Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2015 7:40 pm
by Kittea
Pretty impressive picture.

Definitely adding the harpy eagle to animals that I do not want to tangle with.

Re: Claw Sizes of 25 Different Predators (Imgur)

Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2015 7:40 pm
by Sambhur
Ah, well this is an interesting comparison, I don't think I've seen something like this before. I would've liked if they included a domestic cat claw to put it into perspective a bit more, like in this comparison: Things like that really make you realise the difference.

Re: Claw Sizes of 25 Different Predators (Imgur)

Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2015 7:47 pm
by Granger
I saw this on imgur! It is definitely really fascinating, I like the varying shapes and thicknesses, it really shows how each has a slightly different purpose. Raking, grabbing, traction, etc.

Re: Claw Sizes of 25 Different Predators (Imgur)

Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2015 10:54 pm
by Nordue
  • For me, I was struck by the visible size difference between the lion and tiger. We know that tigers are larger than lions, but if the body scales up like the claw does...impressive!

    I'm not personally very interested in physiology or anatomy per se, but I am fascinated by bones! Even with just these claws, we can see evidence of evolutionary processes at work. Exciting!

Re: Claw Sizes of 25 Different Predators (Imgur)

Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 3:31 am
by sparky_wolf
Interesting, particularly the bears in comparison to the cats! I have a personal collection of a few different animals' claws, but I'd love to grow it to include more of these.

Re: Claw Sizes of 25 Different Predators (Imgur)

Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2015 10:24 am
by Quivira
Ooh! These are NOICE! Nice find, man! I looove looking at stuff like this, be it claws, teeth, skulls, etc... The differences between each species are super interesting! Those bird talons, mmm, man, I want this in my collection...

Re: Claw Sizes of 25 Different Predators (Imgur)

Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 3:56 am
by D0m
I enjoy looking at comparisons of skulls, teeth and claws etc and this a fascinating!
The cheetah defiantly a more blunt and smaller claw than other big cats and the Sloth has a quite blunt and rounded claw, possibly for helping it hold onto trees?
They also have different angles along with sizes which it nice, you can see the contours too.
This is a wonderful find, Nordue!

Re: Claw Sizes of 25 Different Predators (Imgur)

Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 3:58 am
by Keytone
Quivira wrote:Ooh! These are NOICE! Nice find, man! I looove looking at stuff like this, be it claws, teeth, skulls, etc... The differences between each species are super interesting! Those bird talons, mmm, man, I want this in my collection...

Yeah... I wish I had such a collection.

Love the birb claws.

Re: Claw Sizes of 25 Different Predators (Imgur)

Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 10:30 am
by paperpaws
Whoa, this is really neat - love how easy the comparison gets when the claws are arranged like this. Never realised snapping turtles had quite some claws on them.

This also makes the term 'bear hug' significantly more unsettling. :'D

Re: Claw Sizes of 25 Different Predators (Imgur)

Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 4:20 pm
by rainstorms
Raven claws are larger then a red-tailed hawk's!
I knew Harpy claws were big, but I didn't know they were that big. Wow.
Nice find, Nordue!

Re: Claw Sizes of 25 Different Predators (Imgur)

Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2015 4:24 am
by -FireBreaker-
Thanks for posting this, Nordue!

I defiantly don't want to hug with a grizzly bear, or a harpy eagle xD

Re: Claw Sizes of 25 Different Predators (Imgur)

Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2015 3:56 pm
by Masika
This is really interesting! It's nice to see all of those claws of different animals placed against one another to enable us to make comparisons between them. I think I'm most intrigued by the size difference between the Siberian Tiger claw and the African Lion claw... I wouldn't have ever thought that the size difference in the claws would be like that. Despite this, I wouldn't like to have either of them too close to me! xD