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Re: (Frog hunting)
> I have to ask: why the camouflage? Do frogs really have an acute sense
Oh! I forgot that while frogs see colors better than any mammal, they only
see moving objects, don't they?
> Finally, the need to jump out of a tree seems to be reminiscent of the
> Fennimore Cooper Indians. Couldn't you just sit around and wait for a
> in a likely spot? Why go up a tree?
> When speculating about this, what kind of prey would you need to leap on?
> Why not something nearly as large as you are and capable of getting away
> rapidly? I'm thinking about the marsupial lion discussed before.
> So, is there anything wrong with the assertion that to argue an animal
> jumped out of trees, you have to have evidence of a reasonably big prey
> animal? (As well as evidence of said trees of such a type that there are
> frequently branches of the right height.)
Sounds quite convincing.
> animal jumped out of trees to catch giant kangaroos and died out when
> drought made the large prey disappear.
Drought? Sure? Not humans (hunting and lighting bushfires)?
BTW, in the northern tip of York Peninsula in Queensland, in dense forest
were dingos never go, a "large cat" which spends much time in trees and eats
kangaroos is regularly seen...