jam asked in Science & MathematicsZoology · 1 month ago

What herbivore would make a scary predator?

For some reason the idea of a horse hunting for meat haunts me. What other grass eating animal twisted to consume meat most terrifies you?

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    If a big herbivore (e.g., an elephant, a hippo, or a Cape buffalo) becomes a "rogue" (i.e., it starts attacking humans without provocation), it is usually far easier to hunt it down than a man-eating big cat, because big, heavy herbivores are easier to track, they are less able to hide or attack by stealth, and they need to eat far more frequently than carnivores. A few man-eating leopards or tigers could elude expert hunters for months or even years, but no buffalo or elephant can do that if the hunters start systematically searching for it. Thus the one animal which would actually eat both plants and meat, which is sufficiently aggressive to become dangerous, and which is smart and tenacious enough to make tracking difficult is a big wild boar. Wild boars do eat meat and carrion, and in some Asian areas (like pre-1945 India and Thailand), where big male boars had to defend sows and piglets from predators and where there were many tribal hunters armed only with muzzle-loaders or bows, boars were likely to act aggressively if they encountered a human, especially if they were wounded on some earlier occasion. And once a boar killed a human, it might also eat it for good measure.

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  • 1 month ago

    a buffalo. Those things have killed lions while defending themselves

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  • Ray
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    A Sauropod. It's sheer size and power would be terrifying 

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  • 1 month ago

    a giraffe. could you imagine giraffes leaning over village walls and fences, snatching up little kids off porches and through windows and stuff in the dead of night? youre waiting for someone to get home after work, you see them come in the door, ans suddenly a giraffe tongue wraps around their neck and they disappear out the door and up over the house into the dark.

    or a beaver.. picture this, you're driving through the raining mountains and suddenly you see a tree fall across the road and the branches get caught in the roadside river and drag the tree and your car in with it.. but whats that climbing onto the base of the tree? and that rock? and what are those things swimming across the river? the last thing you see before the car sinks below the surface is a beaver tail slap through the passenger window..

    • jam1 month agoReport

      That's terrifying, thanks!

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  • Kenny
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    An elephant holding me up to take a bite at a time seems scary .

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  • 1 month ago

    The hippopotamus is considered the world's deadliest large land mammal. These semiaquatic giants kill an estimated 500 people per year in Africa.

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  • 1 month ago

    Cape buffalo, of course

    • Chris1 month agoReport

      buffalo

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Ellen DeGeneres

    Picture Ellen pouncing on that rabbit like Smeagol, breaking it's neck, and squatting down and eating it raw with it's blood smearing all over her face. Super scary.

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