Monday, August 26, 2013

Jackals Prefer Young Prey

 Jackals kill almost exclusively small or young animals for their prey.

Picture from RetrieverMan

Jackals can best be described as opportunistic omnivores. They hunt small or young antelopes or domestic sheep. They also eat snakes and other reptiles, insects, ground-dwelling birds, fruits, berries and grass. Jackals kill small prey with a bite at the back of the neck, but have also been known to kill animals by shaking them.

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