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Re: Herbivore protection



Simon, Robert (risi) wrote:
> 
> Why would a slow, fully-terrestrial, hornless, etc. herbivore protect
> itself....? It probably would not have had that option. I look at the
> herds of herbivores today and their defense mechanism such as it is and
> it is sheer numbers. They reproduce and populate in such vast numbers
> that the 'weeding' of the herd by the vicious predators does not
> devastate the species. The fossil record gives some credence to this
> thought in the large number of herd-herbivore remains found relative to
> predators.

If the prey was so readily available, the predator population would
explode until it was not so easy.

Russ Andersson