_Scientists believe was Cronopio dentiacutus was an insectivore, which is common for small animals today. Their teeth seem to be specialized for cutting and crushing; the large canines of Cronopio dentiacutus could puncture through small insects. To give you some perspective on the size of these canines, imagine if one of your front teeth came down below your chin, Rougier said.
So, (you knew it was coming...) what would you use to stop a charging saber-toothed squirrel? Pellet gun? Maybe a 17 HMR? Your boot?