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Predation is an interaction between animals in which one captures and feeds upon another
called the prey. The predator is usually the larger and stronger
of the two. Predators are always either
prey might typically be a
but some predators feed on anything they can capture, including other predators.
Reptilian PredatorsSnakes and Lizards
Avian PredatorsRaptors and other Birds
A Predation StrategySome predators will eat the young of their larger enemies. This not only provides nutrition, but may help in keeping competition to a minimum in future hunts for food.
The Need for WaterCats, such as the mountain lion, and bobcat, require water to help their metabolism digest their food. These predators will often hunt near open water sources such as springs and perennial streams.