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He had eaten heartily again--this time from the flesh of Bara, the deer, who had fallen prey to his quick noose.
Every sense was on the alert as with crafty stealth he moved quickly through the trees, up-wind, in the direction of his prey.
With the instant that Tarzan realized the native's danger his attitude toward his erstwhile prey altered completely--now he was a fellow man threatened by a common enemy.
Here he would become easy prey to the swiftly moving lion; but Numa, infuriated, preferred the woman upon his back.
The girl was a prey to the nervous reaction from the frightful ordeal through which she had so recently passed, and in her overwrought state it seemed that never again should she dare descend to the ground among the fearsome dangers which infested the broad stretch of jungle that she knew must lie between herself and the nearest village of her faithful Waziri.
The results showed that spider consumed all the preys with different proportions offered in multiple and single prey feeding experiments.
A possible explanation would be that small snakes are eating preys almost as large as their maximum prey size, which is limited by gape size, while it is not a problem for the large ones (Shine, 1991).
It is a skillful solitary hunter that preys on mammals, birds and to a lesser extent on other prey, even insects (e.
This supports that mosquito larvae will be preferred over alternative prey under situation when multiple preys will be available.
According to studies conducted in North and South America, this hawk preys on a wide spectrum of prey including lagomorphs, small mammals, birds, reptiles, and insects (Jaksic et al.
Depending on the behavior, the capture of preys may be determined by several factors, such as their morphology, the kind of prey, the structure of habitat, the presence of competitors, the physical conditions and the interactions among them (Endler 1991).
5 to 2 fold lesser than those of the larvae for nearly all preys at each prey density.