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Re: Coprophagy addendum
John Bois (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
<Dinos probably hung out together in groups of two or more--just like most
if not all crocs and birds.>
Even in mammals, social hunting is the exception, not the rule. Very few
birds will enjoin another bird during actual hunting or prey-taking
maneuvers, as it is easiest to know where your talons and wings are going
without having to worry about _his_ too. Crocodiles almost certainly do
not "hunt" together. There are cases of swarming behavior, but this is
during peak grouping times or special circumstances, such as water-hole
shrinkage or mating season. Otherwise, crocodiles are very territorial and
abhor the presence of another croc that would take from them the prize of
their catch. Alligators are very similar, but have the benefit of much
more complex environments (typically) than do crocodiles, including
mangroves and true swamps, and it is easier for them to subsist alone than
when in others' company.
Thought I'd chime in on this again,
Jaime A. Headden
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