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How do Tasmanian Devils hunt?

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โˆ™ 2011-02-27 02:54:22

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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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When do Tasmanian devils hunt?

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


Do Tasmanian devils hunt in packs?

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


Why did Tasmanian people stop hunting and trapping Tasmanian devils?

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When do Tasmanian devils look for food?

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What do Tasmanian Devils do at night?

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Do Tasmanian devils eat wallaroos?

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Do Tasmanian devils migerate?

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Are Tasmanian devils placental?

No. Tasmanian devils are marsupials.


Do Tasmanian devils come out at night?

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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?

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Why do Tasmanian devils scavenge?

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