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RE: Utility of Scavenger vs. Predator Argument

Well OK, but do predators actually kill prey many times larger than 
themselves?  For instance, does a lion pride go after the big bull elephant 
or do they go after the more manageable elephant calf?


-----Original Message-----
From:   Toby White [SMTP:augwhite@neosoft.com]
Sent:   Wednesday, February 18, 1998 09:14 AM
To:     JohnPPoynter@msn.com
Cc:     dinosaur@usc.edu
Subject:        RE: Utility of Scavenger vs. Predator Argument

[John P. Poynter]  Toby White said:  What are the implications when one 
kill of a major
herbivore is a lot more than the hunter could possibly eat?  Does that 
that they hunted in groups to make more efficient use of the kill?  Did it
mean that there was a regular sequence of scavenging among different
predators regarding the same kill?  Imagine if the only food items 
were 1 kilo hamburgers which were very expensive.to take?