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Old 04-18-2017, 03:12 PM
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Oh sure, at SOME point, you accept animals as native even if they were introduced later than their neighbors.

Point is, the dingoes' prey DIDN'T have any natural enemies 13,000 years ago. But by now, no one remembers when that was true.
Oh but they did:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megalania

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marsupial_lion

(Ok, both likely all gone by 13K years ago, but still a large carnivore that preyed on kangaroos)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thylacine


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarcophilus (maybe)
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Old 05-06-2017, 07:41 AM
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As noted, surprisingly few mammals are PURE vegetarians. Most herbivores will eat carrion if it's available, and many will pounce on a small bird or lizard for an occasional high protein snack.
To add one more example, apparently deer aren't averse to partaking in the occasional yummy human.
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Old 05-06-2017, 02:58 PM
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Pumas will hunt and kill smaller adult wolves as a food source.
Cats are eaten by owls, hawks, eagles, coyotes, foxes.
Just wondering: Which could be honey badgers' predators ?
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Old 05-06-2017, 10:49 PM
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Just wondering: Which could be honey badgers' predators ?
If you are talking healthy adults I would suspect leopards and to a lesser extent lions.

If you made a list of animals with absolutely no natural enemies it would be very short. If you extended that description to include animals with less than a 4% mortality from natural enemies it would be a very long list.
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Old 05-07-2017, 12:04 AM
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If you are talking healthy adults I would suspect leopards and to a lesser extent lions.

If you made a list of animals with absolutely no natural enemies it would be very short. If you extended that description to include animals with less than a 4% mortality from natural enemies it would be a very long list.
Yes, there's a lot of animals with "no natural enemies" if you dont include odd acts of killing or unusual predation.

orcas. Great whites. Polar bears. Tigers. That doesnt mean that once in a a while a odd tiger might not be killed.
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