Most predators do at times feed by scavenging

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In the optimistic hope of putting the scavenging myth to rest, let me present the facts. Tyrannosaurus rex did not have 6 to 8 inch senated teeth and an arc of D-cross-sectioned teeth set in a massive, powerful skull just to consurne rotting carcasses! Animatronic Dinosaur for sale These were killing tools. In sharp contrast are the weak beaks and feet of vultures and condors-the only true living scavengers. In fact, pure scavengers musf be soaring flyers, because they alone can rapidly look over and cover the great distances needed to find and reach the occasional carcass.z Thev also have a very qood carcass-locating system, because when one vulture starts spiraling down to feed, it can be seen by other vultures for miles around. This is true whether over dense woodlands or open plains. They do all this at almost no energy cost because soaring is close to effortless. A land-bound predator would starve trying to live off what is already dead; they must go out and kill to get enough to eat. In fact, all mammal predators are killers. Even hyenas bring down much or most of their own prey. Realistic dinosaur costume The idea that animals as big as most theropods were true scavengers is ecologically unfeasible.

 

Still, most predators do at times feed by scavenging. Cheetahs are an exception, as they are too ttghtly built to chase other carnivores away from a carcass.e Most predaceous dinosaurs were not so disadvantaged and probably did scavenge. This must have been especially true in brontosaur-dominated habitats where their great bodies supplied an abundance of meat for many predators.