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Answered 2011-02-27 02:54:22

Tasmanian devils are nocturnal hunters and feeders. They can hunt by pouncing on smaller mammals such as possums but they are also effective scavengers, eating carrion, or the remains of dead animals: fur, bones, and all.

Tasmanian devils tend to be solitary hunters, although they may feed with other Tasmanian devils. They should not be confused with the Thylacine, or Tasmanian tiger (now extinct), which may have used a pack-hunting strategy for larger prey, although fossil evidence indicates it, too, was usually a solitary hunter. Tasmanian devils do not form packs.

Tasmanian devils have an excellent sense of smell. They are said to have the most powerful bite for their size of any animal.

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Do Tasmanian devils hunt in packs?

No. Tasmanian devils tend to be solitary hunters, although they may feed with other Tasmanian devils.


When do Tasmanian devils hunt?

Tasmanian devils are nocturnal, hunting and feeding at night time.


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.


When do Tasmanian devils look for food?

Tasmanian devils are nocturnal hunters. This means they hunt or scavenge at night.


What do Tasmanian Devils do at night?

Tasmanian devils are nocturnal, so night time is when they hunt and scavenge for food.


Do Tasmanian devils eat wallaroos?

No. Apart from the fact that wallaroos are not found in Tasmania (the habitat of the Tasmanian devi), wallaroos are too large for Tasmanian devils to hunt. If a Tasmanian devil found a dead wallaroo, it would certainly eat it.


Do Tasmanian devils come out at night?

Yes. At night is when Tasmanian devils are most active. They are nocturnal, and so they hunt and scavenge for food at night, rather than during the day.


Do Tasmanian devils migerate?

Tasmanian devils do NOT migerate!


Are Tasmanian devils placental?

No. Tasmanian devils are marsupials.


How do Tasmanian devils interact with other animals?

Tasmanian devils don't interact with other species much except the ones that they hunt, which of course, they hunt and kill for food. They are solitary, so they don't regularly interact with each other.


Do Tasmanian devils breed?

Of course Tasmanian devils breed. If they didn't, there would be no Tasmanian devils left today. Tasmanian devils are mammals, which are vertebrates. All vertebrates breed.


Why do Tasmanian devils scavenge?

Tasmanian devils both hunt and scavenge. Why they scavenge when they are effervescent utters as well is not known, but what is known is that, by cleaning up the environment of carrion (dead animals), the Tasmanian devil performs a very useful function.


What is a group of Tasmanian devils called?

There is no specific collective term for a group of Tasmanian devils. Tasmanian devils are solitary animals. At most, an area where numerous Tasmanian devils live is called a colony.


Are Tasmanian devils being over hunted?

Tasmanian devils were over-hunted in the past, almost to the point of extinction. They are now protected by law, and it is therefore illegal to hunt them or harm them in any way.


Are Tasmanian devils predators?

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.


Do people eat Tasmanian devils?

No. People do not eat Tasmanian devils.


Are Tasmanian devils amphibians or marsupials?

Tasmanian devils are marsupials of Australia.


Do Tasmanian devils live together?

No. Tasmanian devils are solitary creatures.


Why do Tasmanian devils attack humans?

Tasmanian devils do not attack humans.


What do Tasmanian Devils do in the winter months?

During the winter months, Tasmanian devils do exactly what they do during summer. They hunt and scavenge for food. Also, Tasmanian devils breed between late summer and early winter in Australia (February to June), so females are often busy raising their young.


Can Tasmanian devils get sick?

Tasmanian devils can certainly get sick. Tasmanian Devils are threatened by a fatal form of cancer called Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD) which is transmitted between Tasmanian devils by biting.


Can Tasmanian devils be hunted?

Tasmanian devils may not be hunted. They are protected by law.


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.


Do Tasmanian devils Live in packs?

No. Tasmanian devils tend to be solitary animals.


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