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Re: Nocturnal crocs?

----- Original Message -----
From: "John Bois" <jbois@umd5.umd.edu>
Sent: Monday, August 27, 2001 8:00 PM
Subject: RE: Nocturnal crocs?

> [...]
> We recently had a conversation about what cassowaries might have had to
> deal with--so, the presence, number, and type of predator on these birds
> is unresolved.  I made the point that aggressiveness is viable only when
> the prey has a chance of winning.  This probably was the case with
> cassowaries.  It is patently _not_ the case with ostriches
> vs. lions.

Neither was it, probably, the case with cassowaries vs. marsupial lions or
land crocs (assuming the latter were present in rainforests; the former
surely were).