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Answered 2013-08-31 09:27:11

Yes. Tasmanian devils are dasyurids, meaning they are carnivorous marsupials. As the largest of the carnivorous marsupials, they are certainly predators. They hunt live animals up to the size of a wallaby, as well as reptiles, birds and even insects. Tasmanian devils are also scavengers, feeding on carrion.

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Do people eat Tasmanian devils?

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No. Tasmanian devils are solitary creatures.


Why do Tasmanian devils attack humans?

Tasmanian devils do not attack humans.


Can Tasmanian devils get sick?

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Why did Tasmanian people stop hunting and trapping Tasmanian devils?

Tasmanian devils became protected by law in June 1941. After this, it became illegal to hunt or trap Tasmanian devils.


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Can Tasmanian devils be hunted?

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Can Tasmanian devils blink their eyes?

Yes, Tasmanian devils can blink their eyes.


Do Tasmanian devils have a tail?

Yes. Tasmanian devils have short, stumpy tails.


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Are Tasmanian devils used for sports?

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