An analysis of a couple of saber-toothed cat remains shows these extinct animals engaged in-fighting. It’s strong evidence that the fangs of these creatures are very powerful enough to penetrate a animals skull.
Saber-toothed cats vanished from this Earth some 12,000 years ago. These deadly predators roamed the landscapes for an infinite number of years.
Fangs Of The Deadly Felines
The real purpose of their sharp fangs remains the main bone of contention, with some experts claiming that the fangs were as long as 11 inches. These fangs were, in fact, too weak and fragile.
As per reports, the fangs were put to good use once they attacked its prey using its strong forelimbs. The elongated upper teeth were now used to pierce via the prey’s vulnerable, soft neck.
A pair of skulls, both from the family of Smilodon populator, displayed injury marks consistent with bites caused by a member of this species.
The report proved that saber-tooth fangs were really quite powerful to pierce through the bone. This also gave rise to a new theory that saber-toothed cats also fought amongst themselves.
Analysis of the punctures revealed a different elliptical shape. One of the remains showed definite signs of healing.
The general and size of the problems present in the remains are found with the contours and size observed in the canines of Smilodon.
The holes also did not really look like the teeth of the bear. Researchers state the general features and shape of the injuries prove that they were caused by the teeth of another Smilodon.
Incidentally, similar injuries include panthers, cheetahs, pumas, and leopards. The result of these encounters between females and males have resulted in frequent deaths.
This proves that saber-tooth felines could have used their skull-penetrating fangs.
These fossils prove that the previous evidence is correct. It is believed that saber-toothed felines hunted the armadillo-like glyptodonts.