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Glossary of Terms & Definitions
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Scavenger

Scavengers are opportunists who search for or take advantage of useful dead organic material; usually described as a member of the decomposer community, but not all scavengers always consume carrion. A coyote, for example, will kill a rabbit, but will also take advantage of a dead deer it may happen across. It doesn't behave as a scavenger when hunting the rabbit, but it does when feeding on the dead deer.

Also see:

Predator, prey, consumer, carnivore, food chain, decomposer, carrion

Scavengers

SCAVENGER - Scavengers are opportunists who search for or take advantage of useful dead organic material; usually described as a member of the ...

Scavengers - Land of Little Rain

Books: Land of Little Rain - Mary Austin. The Scavengers. Fifty-seven buzzards, one on each of fifty-seven fence posts at the rancho El Tejon, on a ...

Carnivores - Desert Wildlife

In addition to being a predator, the coyote is an omnivore (plant and animal eater ) and a scavenger. This varied diet allows the coyote to exist under the desert's ...

Water Trails of the Ceriso - Land of Little Rain

I Have Trailed a Coyote. I have trailed a coyote often, going across country, perhaps to where some slant-winged scavenger .

Death Valley Wildlife

(canine) Common throughout the park. Coyotes are excellent scavengers and hunters; they do not need your handouts. Do not feed coyotes and other wildlife!

Desert Animals - Desert Wildlife

However, many herbivores will eat ... Insectivore Any animal with a diet that consists chiefly of insects and similar small creatures is an insectivore. Scavengers ...

Desert Food Chain

... by it's most dangerous predator- fly larvae. Flies will lay eggs in the nostrils of the bighorn. As the eggs grow into larvae, the bighorn suffocates. Scavenger ...

Land of Little Rain - Mary Austin

The Scavengers. Fifty-seven buzzards, one on each of fifty-seven fence posts at the rancho El Tejon, on a mirage-breeding .

Vulture - Desert Wildlife

The Turkey Vulture is a raptor. For more information on raptors, click here. > Vulture Picture Slideshow < Also see > Birds: Carnivores: Scavengers: Diurnal ...

Wildlife at Hoover Dam - Animals of the Area

They serve as scavengers of the desert by eating carcasses of dead animals. ( Turkey vulture photos). RAVEN This bird is all black and ranges in sizes from 19 to ...

More about the Mountain Lion - Desert Wildlife

Pumas do not enjoy being scavengers, however, and will generally hunt for their own food and not eat from a carcass. Pumas will catch and kill their prey 98% of ...

Desert Animals

Desert Iguana Whiptail Lizard Western Brush Lizard Birds - Predators Red- Tailed Hawk Golden Eagle Roadrunner Barn Owl Birds - Scavengers Raven ...

Mojave Desert Paleontology

Remains that can be destroyed by scavengers, bacteria, chemical decay and erosion make the odds against preservation extremely high. Paleontologists are ...

Raven - Desert Wildlife

Raven - Raven Also see > Bird: Omnivore : Scavenger: Predator: Diurnal Mammals - Predators Mountain Lion Coyote ...

Golden Eagle

They also feed on carrion. The Golden Eagle is a raptor. For more information on raptors, click here. Also see > Birds: Carnivore: Predator: Scavenger: Diurnal ...
Vultures won't kill you then eat you. They will just wait and eat you after you are dead.

Ravens pretty much won't hunt you down and kill you to eat you. What they will do though is help things along if you are sick or wounded.

Coyotes will take the initiative if you are acting oddly. Slurred speech. Stumbling.

Bobcats, thankfully, are loners. Typically, they will not attack, but they will defend. You do not want that to happen to you.

Mountain lions will just kill you and eat you if they have a mind to.
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