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The Asado Platter at Pittsburgh’s Gaucho Parrilla Argentina does not force diners into a carnivorous Sophie’s choice.
The meat was quickly swarmed by a large pack of small, carnivorous critters, likely recreating what happened to Sam.
In other words, The Lost Boys is a tale of feuding families: the Emerson clan on the one hand, and David’s carnivorous squad on the other.
Section 9.4 of the Michigan Wildlife Conservation Order outlines the legal killing of carnivorous animals in cases when a livestock owner’s property is being damaged.
Preying mantises are carnivorous, and will catch and kill honey bees and other beneficial insects for their own consumption.
On Rinca, villagers contend regularly with carnivorous lizards known as Komodo dragons.
Elsewhere, though, was ample evidence of a carnivorous society.
The same traps that ensnare fish are also attractions for carnivorous mammals in search of prey.
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The order of mammals that Linnaeus named the Carnivora includes such families as the dogs, the bears, the raccoons, the weasels, the hyenas, the cats, and the seals. Most carnivores eat only meat in the wild, but some have varied diets; some bears, for instance, normally eat far more vegetation than meat. Carnivores have powerful jaws and complex teeth, and most are highly intelligent. Humans, like their ape cousins, are basically omnivores.
Origin and Etymology of carnivorous
First Known Use: 1592See Words from the same year
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- Wolves are carnivorous animals.
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