Velociraptor ran on its hind legs, using its long tail to balance. It front limbs were large, and its hands were very strong. Both hands and feet had long sickle-shaped claws Velociraptor used its claws to grasp its prey, which it then killed using its sharp teeth. Velociraptor belongs to the group of dinosaurs that are closely related to birds. The hands and fingers are particularly bird-like in their structure.