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Re: Pure predation



Roger:

    Quick question - Will an Osprey starve rather than eat a dead fish? And
does this happen in the wild or is this behavior observed only in captivity?
(I have heard of animals [owls, etc.] that will die in captivity unless they
are given live prey, but they will eat dead animals in the wild).

    Allan Edels

-----Original Message-----
From: Roger A. Stephenson <roger@dtgnet.com>
To: dinosaur@usc.edu <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Date: Sunday, March 07, 1999 8:01 PM
Subject: Pure predation


>Hey all,
>
>Sorry to pop the bubble, but there exist an example of pure predator in N.
>America. The Osprey. It will not take a dead fish.
>
>
>>Derek Tearne wrote:
>>
>><Is there any predator that *doesn't* scavenge when it can?>
>>
>>Answer = No.
>>
>>And Berislav Krzic wrote:
>>
>><Is there any extant big predator which is exclusively a scavenger?>
>>
>>Answer = No.
>>
>>PTNorton@msn.com
>>www.geocities.com/capecanaveral/galaxy/1962/
>
>Roger A. Stephenson
>Assistant Director
>The Grand River Museum
>Lemmon, South Dakota
>http://www.iw.net/~roger/
>http://www.grandrivermuseum.org/
>"Put the bunny, back in the box!"
>