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Synonyms for depredate

to rob of goods by force, especially in time of war

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Different ant species may not have equivalent effects on Miami blue larvae but, based on our observations, we doubt that many ant species regularly depredate larvae.
It cannot be denied, that [penitentiaries] have been Seminaries established and sustained at the public expense, for educating, in the most effectual and thorough manner, hundreds and thousands of villians [sic] to depredate and prey upon the very communities which have thus encouraged and fostered them.
Plodding south with his wagon train in 1839, the American merchant Josiah Gregg found that Apaches "continue to lay waste the ranches in the vicinity, and to depredate at will." Two year later George W.
Declining levels of sea ice also affect the rate at which polar bears (Ursus maritimus) depredate nests of marine birds (Iverson et al., 2014).
In central Texas, scrub-jays are known to depredate nests of the federally endangered golden-cheeked warbler (Setophaga chrysoparia; hereafter warbler; Petyk, 2004; Stake et al., 2004; Reidy et al., 2008).
Therefore, Marsh Harriers almost certainly depredate nests less frequently in real breeding situations than indicated by the experiment.
At the scale of a wolf pack territory larger pack size also increased the probability of recurring livestock depredations although, in contradiction to the regional scale, lethally removing wolves decreased the probability of future depredations events because fewer individuals remained to depredate within that local area (Bradley et al.
In the ocean commercial troll and recreational salmon fishery, sea lions will swim near or follow fishing boats and will depredate fish once hooked.
The Mafia hypothesis predicts that a great spotted cuckoo, after discovering that a parasitized nest no longer contains its egg or nestling, will depredate the host nest.
Terns attack certain birds and mammals that intrude on their breeding territory but do not attack other species that are known to depredate eggs, suggesting that the ability of terns to discriminate threats is imperfect.
Polar bears (Ursus maritimus) can depredate the nests of an entire breeding colony of ground-nesting seabirds (e.g., Haney and Mac-Donald, 1995), and we have observed sure-footed arctic foxes (Vulpes lagopus) consuming eggs and adult murres, fulmars, kittiwakes, eiders and gulls, even on near-vertical cliff faces.
Fish (most notably carp Cyprinus carpio and bass Micropterus) are present which may depredate larval odonates.
In addition, proximate factors probably also differ among species, especially considering that (1) gulls nest substantially earlier than either eiders or geese, (2) nest initiation by eiders and possibly snow geese is proximately determined by the availability of open water around islands, whereas gulls initiate nesting when islands are still ice-choked, and (3) gulls depredate eider and snow goose nests.
An important caveat regarding this result is that birds tend to depredate off-ground nests more frequently than do mammals (Yahner and Scott 1988); P.
Indeed, beavers typically are considered a nuisance species because they depredate crops, block drainage ditches, and flood agricultural fields (Pietsch, 1956; Jensen et al., 2001).