Tag: opossums

August 9, 2019

Human presence creates fear response in predators

For large carnivores, humans are the primary predator. So do these species respond fearfully to humans the way prey normally does in the presence of predators? In a study published...

March 30, 2016

Everglades birds may use gator muscle for nest protection

Water birds in the Everglades may be sacrificing the safety of some of their chicks to alligators for the greater good of gaining protection from raccoons or opossums. “They’re both...