Leopards and chimps...
J. Moore (email@example.com)
Tue, 3 Oct 95 15:36:00 -0500
Tk> >>Yeah, they can scare off a lone cheetah probably.
Tk> > Actually, they didn't "scare off" the predator--they _drove_ it
Tk> >off. The cat's choice was flee or die. It wasn't a cheetah, BTW, but
Tk> >a leopard, which just happened to be the primary predator in that
Tk> >habitat. If they could deal with it, they could deal with anything
Tk> >else they were likely to encounter.
Tk> Well.. that is if they actually "encounter" it.. or in other words see
Tk> it before it sees them. The leopard as everyone knows, is a very
Tk> stealthy predator and uses the element of surprise before it attacks
Tk> some prey. Once it is discovered, its chances of making a successful
Tk> kill diminish greatly, no matter what the animal is.
And that is probably why chimpanzees are subject to greater danger
from leopards in heavily forested areas than they are in more open
Jim Moore (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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