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Old August 10, 2006, 02:24 PM   #5
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maybe your friend meant that coyotes CHASE 40 deer to every one caught. All that I've read and heard on the predator / prey subject is that predators go after the young / sick / injuured animals as they are easier to catch and kill. This leads to more food for the healthy adults and better genetics for the future. Man is the only predator that deliberately goes after the biggest and strongest in the herd. Leaving smaller / weaker animals to reproduce smaller / weaker offspring.
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