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Meat-Eating Predators Occasionally Eat Fruit

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 08:17 PM

It turns out that alligators do not live on meat alone. Neither do Nile crocodiles. A new study led by the Wildlife Conservation Society says that the American alligator and a dozen other crocodile species enjoy an occasional taste of fruit along with their normal meat-heavy diets of mammals, birds, and fish.

The study gives new insight into the possible role that crocodilians, some of which have large territories, may play in forest regeneration through digesting and passing seeds from fruits.

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 08:22 PM

Balanced diet and all that. *nods*

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