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The Better to Eat You WithFear in the Animal World$
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Joel Berger

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780226043630

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226043647.001.0001

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A Tropical Primate in Alaska

A Tropical Primate in Alaska

(p.42) Chapter 3 A Tropical Primate in Alaska
The Better to Eat You With

Joel Berger

University of Chicago Press

This chapter describes the author's interest in the behavior and ecology of moose in Alaska. One of his studies involves the relationship between ravens and moose. Ravens regularly feed on carcasses with eagles, foxes, and smaller scavengers. They might also wait nearby for bears and wolves to finish eating or just join the feast. The author speculates that if moose were savvy to sounds of dangerous species, they might also be responsive to ravens, particularly given the connection between ravens and carnivores at carrion. He has also studied the behavior of moose in areas without dangerous predators and those where big carnivores were reintroduced.

Keywords:   moose, Alaska, predators, prey, ravens, carnivores, scavengers

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