predation

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predation

Forensics
See Postmortem animal predation.

Health insurance
See Predatory pricing.

Public safety
See Sexual predator.

Sexology
See Predatory paraphilia.

predation

see PREDATOR.

predation

the characteristic of preying on other animals as a source of food. Can be a big cause of loss in animal flocks and herds, especially lambs. See also predatory.
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As the pups mature to adults, they gain predatory patterns which include the stalking and lethal crush-bite-kill patterns of the true predator.
True predators, they will hunt and attack anything up to 40% of their own body size, even other tigerfish.
True predators kill their prey more or less immediately after attacking them, and during their lifetime they will kill several or many different prey individuals.