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Re: Definition of "scavenging"
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. wrote:
> Scavenging is defined in ecology as feeding on flesh which the individual in
> question did not kill. Predation is feeding on flesh which the individual
> in question did kill.
Does this mean that, if one lion brings down a zebra, that the rest
of the pride are scavengers? I suppose this is a problem in common
with any definition. If it is too exact it may not cover everything,
if it is too general it may cover too much.