predatory animal


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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.predatory animal - any animal that lives by preying on other animalspredatory animal - any animal that lives by preying on other animals
animal, animate being, beast, creature, fauna, brute - a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
carnivore - any animal that feeds on flesh; "Tyrannosaurus Rex was a large carnivore"; "insectivorous plants are considered carnivores"
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Posh Delhi localities besieged by predatory animal packs
However, the officials suspect that it must have resulted from the attack by some predatory animal.
Assad is Arabic for "lion," and no Syrian wanted to be accused of referring to the president as a predatory animal that could turn on his own cubs.
Among the concept's most striking features are the powerdomed bonnet and diamondlook grille, while the car's headlamps reflect the intimidating eyes of a predatory animal, shining red in standby mode.
Among the concept''s most striking features are the powerdomed bonnet and diamond-look grille, while the car''s headlamps reflect the intimidating eyes of a predatory animal, shining red in standby mode.
That's because people who learn what their rights are under the predatory animal statute may not bother to call and complain, Wolfer said.
That's always the problem with any predatory animal.
As the fox is a predatory animal, its nature is to kill,as with the domestic cat which kills birds for the sake of it -that is not pleasant to see either,but we have to live with it.
And it is a powerful, predatory animal emotion that he evokes onstage, even in minimalist choreography.
Trappers and hunters face numerous hazards, such as the unexpected assault of a predatory animal, falling branches and trees, slippery ground, thin ice on ponds, hidden roots and vines, and insect pests.
I pointed this out, then turned on the heat: "A hunter, at best, is a predatory animal making his living as nature intended him to; at worst, he is a kill-crazy butcher who kills to satisfy his blood-lust.
In addition to Gonzalez, Gargoyles is supported by a team of ambassadors who represent the brand's commitment to performance, from professional off-road racers and predatory animal experts to former elite members of the United States military and the brand's own Gargoyles Action Shooting Team.