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How can an animal be both a predator and a prey?


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March 31, 2017 2:38AM

a predator can be prey, for example cats eat birds and cayotes eat cats

for example a cat eats birds and cayotes eat cats A predator is an animal that hunts its prey, kills it and eats it. Prey is that which predators hunt, kill and eat. A snake eats mice, therefore it is a predator but an eagle eats snakes, therefore the snake is now a prey.