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Re: carnivorous hippos




On Sun, 24 Jan 2010, Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. wrote:
Dan Chure wrote:
[...]

I have seen footage of male hippos (guarding their patch of the river or
watering hole) coming up to eat a (bovid?) carcass, with the narrator
explaining that during these seasons the hippo can't afford to forage any
long distance for food without risking its spot in the water.

Two minute clip, about a minute in there's a hippo eating on a carcass

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gp-0BtK1zIk&feature=related