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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?
From: Toby White [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, February 18, 1998 09:14 AM
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?