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Re: T.rex predation
Stan Friesen wrote:
> >As far as I know the few primary scavengers that exist never even bother
> >try to take down live prey. (Yeah, a vulture attacking something -
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. wrote:
> Although I don't know if they do this in the wild, vultures DO pounce on
> kill live rodents in captivity (this from people I've talked to who raise
> carnivorous birds).
Yes, some vultures in the wild do take down live prey if they can do so
without too much trouble. I recently saw a program on the <Kratt's
Creatures> television show concerning the Aribata (pardon my spelling).
This is the event which involves huge numbers of sea turtles laying
millions of eggs in the sand across a vast stretch of Costa Rican beach.
The eggs and hatchlings are besieged by a number of predators, including
crabs and crocodiles. Vultures also pick off the turtle hatchlings with
ease. Not exactly sporting of them, but that's nature for you!
Ralph Miller III <firstname.lastname@example.org>