predation

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Synonyms for predation

an act of plundering and pillaging and marauding

the act of preying by a predator who kills and eats the prey

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Cats switch between their main prey animals according to their availability (Liberg 1984, Pontier et al.
Naive, native prey animals may be susceptible to predation by introduced predators because of their inability to recognize new predators and to execute antipredatory behaviors (Maloney and McLean 1995).
She has even found preserved muscle from an ancient prey animal.
This is the first time that we have definitive evidence that you had this kind of partitioning, of your smaller crocodyliforms attacking the smaller herbivorous dinosaurs," he said, adding that this is only the second published instance of a crocodyliform tooth embedded in any prey animal in the fossil record.
Tigers are extremely capable predators: They typically grab a prey animal by the back of the neck and it's over very quickly," Breheny (http://www.
The eastern diamondback is an ambush predator that lies in hiding until a prey animal comes around.
After the encounter, she said she smelled a fetid odor in the area, which wildlife officials say is a possible indication that the animal is injured and is looking for easy prey or had remains of a prey animal nearby.
We think that [by] decorating the web with a stabilimentum the spiders use a pre-existing bias in a prey animal toward UV-reflective surfaces," Prof Kim said.
The prey animal will usually die in a few minutes, and the adder will track it, using its keen sense of smell.
Try not to crouch or bend over, which makes a person appear to the cat like a four-legged prey animal.
Rabbits are also prey animals, which means when they are picked up they can react fearfully and can bite and scratch.
Rabbits are prey animals so must breed prolifically to keep numbers up.
Based on the bite marks discovered on the fossilized bones of prey animals, [the crocodiles] ate whatever they wanted in their environment, from turtles to dinosaurs," the university explained.