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>But how about the arboreal predators--the ones that can chase you up a tree
>and then follow you around from branch to branch (like felids, e.g.). Here,
>by the way, being lighweight has an advantage: you can sometimes escape to
>branches too small to hold your pursuer.

Cats are scansorial, not arboreal.  They spend a majority of their waking
time on the ground, but pursue prey or escape predators in the trees.

There are some truly arboreal predators: some raptorial birds, some snakes,
the bintaurong, etc.

Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Vertebrate Paleontologist
Dept. of Geology
University of Maryland
College Park, MD  20742
Email:Thomas_R_HOLTZ@umail.umd.edu (th81)
Fax: 301-314-9661