Imagine taking out your trash at night and startling a pack of giant dire wolves, or going on a hike and running into a snarling saber-toothed cat and her kittens. Luckily, that's not our reality. It's scary enough to encounter a bobcat or worry about keeping your pets safe from coyotes. But considering that ancestors of those small predators lived at the same time as the massive ones, why aren't they all living among us today? Why did coyotes survive and dire wolves die out? A new study published in Current Biology says a lot of it comes down to what they ate. When it comes to a predator's diet, it doesn't pay to be a picky eater.
Dragged Through the Mud
You Are What You Eat
Written by Ashley Hamer August 22, 2019
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