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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.

Jack Conrad