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Still Waters

Canadian hares are cannibals and eat meat

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Still Waters

YOUR FLUFFY PET bunny's cousin is actually a carnivore—and a cannibal, new photographs reveal for the first time.

Snowshoe hares in Canada’s Yukon Territory eat meat to supplement their diets during long winters in one of the coldest places on Earth.

During summer months, the mammals feed on vegetation, but when snow blankets the landscape and temperatures plunge to 30 below, hungry hares scavenge other hare carcasses, as well as several species of birds.

And, in an ironic twist on natural selection, hares also dine on dead Canada lynx—their main predator, says Michael Peers, a Ph.D. candidate in ecology at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, who led a new study on the phenomenon in Bio One Complete.

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2019/01/snowshoe-hares-carnivores-cannibals-photos-yukon/

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Jon the frog

Yep : 

 

Don't find yourself naked in the woods in Canada ! Squirrel are the worse...

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MWoo7

 ^ ^ ^ LOVE THE MONTY PYTHON VIDEO FOLLOWUP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ^ ^ ^

Great post THANKS ! Yep, don't tell a wildlife expert or biologist but even super cutie chickadee sweetie tweety birds, squirrels and deer take advantage of animate and inanimate meat at times.  Nope you can't tell the book worms or triple Ph.D. kids anything its like talking to the special kiddies club religious folks, they will not hear of it period.

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openozy

Being a living creature on Earth you have to use what nutrients are available, be it plant or animal, if your body needs it.Everything has to kill or scavange something thats alive or was.

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MWoo7

RATS! its the wrong one... I was going to say turn your speakers ulp nice and loud and you can hear the crunching of the tweety bird baby.... NO SHORTAGE OF THESE and people that live up north or in the woods have known these things.

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Last attempt ... to get vid in here: 

 

Again ... one of many, no shortage of resources out there no NOT JUST THE BLESSID TUBE either ...many examples of off the wall herbivores downing a steak or two slight~hyperboleEEE!/sarc! but exaggeration drives the point in through all that fog. in your head Mr. triple PhD.  (If one needs to know the level of  , just ask how many PhD's they have.)

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openozy
36 minutes ago, MWoo7 said:

I was going to say turn your speakers ulp nice and loud and you can hear the crunching of the tweety bird baby

Horrifying but satisfying ? lol.

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joc

lol  He Ate a bird...he Ate a bird!!  He ATE a bird!!!!

On 1/12/2019 at 8:55 AM, Still Waters said:

And, in an ironic twist on natural selection, hares also dine on dead Canada lynx—their main predator

Do they hunt down and kill the Lynx?  That would be a video to see!

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MWoo7

Still.... what killed me was of course MONTY PYTHON! hahaha that killing white rabbit bit has to be the craziest film on the planet.

Pretty hard to top that OR THIS """""""  Do they hunt down and kill the Lynx?  That would be a video to see! ". teeheheheheheee OMG ! okay nighterzzz all and to all a good ehrm MORNING ! AND NIGHT! 

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