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RE: Utility of Scavenger vs. Predator Argument
On Thu, 19 Feb 1998, John P. Poynter wrote:
> 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?
> Jack [Poynter]
Lions will kill a giraffe weighing more than a ton. They even kill adult
males on occasion. You're right though, the tendency is always to go
after the weak or the young.