Actual Tar PitsEdit
The real life tar pits are actually a "death trap" for any animals that mistake it for a body of water or the corpse of an animal as a so-called "easy lunch"(called a predator trap) because the asphault forms a black, sticky liquid that is thick enough to trap even mammoths into it's relentless grip and eventually kill them by suffocation. Then said victim would be added to it's collection of skeletons and can be used as bait so that the carnivores would fall for it's attractions and end up trapping itself.. The most famous tar pits are the Le Brea tar pits of LA. It is debatable if tar pits really existed during the times of the dinosaurs, as evidence shows that pits of sticky mud existed during the time, and would do the exact same thing to the dinosaurs. Some examples of this are the Cleveland Dinosaur Quarry & the Gobi Desert Dinosaur Death Traps. It is strange that the player raptor is seemingly immune to the tar pits, while the Brachiosaurus and Diplodocus are not.