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Predator Competition
« on: March 31, 2014, 03:16:30 pm »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10cX1tzMxFI&feature=player_embedded

A group on safari got a front-row seat to watch a year-old elephant survive an all-out attack :o by a pack of lions in Zambia.


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http://www.takepart.com/video/2014/11/13/baby-elephant-took-14-lions-and-lived
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Re: Predator Competition
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2014, 11:34:09 pm »
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Re: Predator Competition
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2015, 08:05:28 pm »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jx0KkOiOtxQ&feature=player_embedded
It's a good thing that bear looked like he had a belly full of fish!   ;D


Alaskan brown bear surprises photographer  :o

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/14/1357760/-An-Alaskan-brown-bear-surprises-photographer-video
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Re: Predator Competition
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2015, 03:36:11 pm »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ay4xnI216iY&x-yt-cl=84411374&feature=player_embedded
Orca Whale momma (she had her calf nearby so she might have been doing a bit of pre-emptive defense of her calf, momma bear style ;D) lunches on a Great White Shark!  
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Re: Predator Competition
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2015, 09:59:51 pm »

Phyllobates terriblis Golden Poison Dart Frog

How Dangerous Are Golden Poison Dart Frogs?

The golden poison dart frog is considered to be one of the most poisonous animals in the world. An average frog might contain around one milligram of poison in its skin and this small amount is thought to be capable of killing between 10 and 20 people. This bright yellow frog is found in the rainforests of Colombia.

The golden poison dart frog ingests the components of the poison through its natural diet, and secretes the poison onto its skin as a defense mechanism. Scientists are still unsure exactly which prey provides the lethal substance, but do know that captive-bred frogs without access to wild food do not produce the poison.

More about poison dart frogs:

•The golden poison dart frog is social and will live in groups of up to six in the wild.

•The poison secreted by the frogs is often used by indigenous people to poison the darts and other weapons with which they hunt their food.

•Adult frogs will carry newly
http://www.wisegeek.com/how-dangerous-are-golden-poison-dart-frogs.htm
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Re: Predator Competition
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2015, 07:09:36 pm »
Why Do Octopuses Crawl When They Can Swim?  



Octopuses crawl when they can swim because their cardiac systems don’t operate at full capacity. Although an octopus has three hearts, only two of them beat while they are swimming. This is because two of the hearts are used to pump blood to the octopuses’ gills, while the third heart is reserved for circulating blood to the organs only.

Since their two hearts are not pumping as much blood throughout their bodies as they would normally, octopuses can become fatigued while swimming. Crawling conserves their energy while still allowing them to travel through the water.

More about octopuses:

•An octopus can squeeze into a small opening that accommodates its beak – for instance, 50 pound (22.68 kg) octopuses have been known to fit through 2 inch (5.08 cm) holes.

Two-thirds of the nerves in an octopus are located in its arms, rather than its brains   :o – this is necessary to enable a protective mechanism that prevents its eight arms from tangling or the suckers on its limbs from sticking together.

Octopuses will eat their own species – giant Pacific octopuses regularly kill and consume smaller octopuses. 


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Re: Predator Competition
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2017, 06:36:14 pm »
Mountain Rivals - The Black Eagle


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In the Drakensberg Mountains of South Africa, the black eagle rules the skies. The solitary caracal is a night hunter and one of the most efficient cats on earth. The rival predators compete for the same prey.



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"The whole hierarchical strength based culture (assumptions by scientists) has been proven wrong". 🌞
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Audubon Photography Awards

October 9, 2021 By Kenn Kaufman Field Editor Audubon Magazine

12 Bird Behaviors We Never Expected to See

SNIPPET:

With Birds, Learn to Expect the Unexpected


When it comes to bird photography, there is one thing you can count on: Birds will always surprise you. No matter how much we study and read about avian behavior, birds won't always do what they're "supposed to do."

This is why every year during the Audubon Photography Awards, we look forward to a fresh crop of photos that capture the utterly different and unexpected behaviors of birds. Enjoy a dozen of last year's entries that managed to do just that.

When birds defend their space—whether it’s a breeding territory, or just a momentary feeding spot—they mostly focus on defending against other members of their own species or other birds that might compete for the same food source. Sometimes, though, we see skirmishes among birds that aren’t competitors, like this Blacksmith Lapwing (a type of large plover) doing an aggressive display at two African Penguins.


Back Off

frican Penguins and Blacksmith Lapwings. Photo: Nate Chappell/Audubon Photography Awards

The reason for the lapwing’s ire is revealed by the two fuzzy heads sticking up above the rock: Those are its babies. The penguins don’t actually pose a threat to the chicks, but the lapwing parents aren’t going to take any chances.



Full article with amazing pictures:
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