predatory animal

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Related to predatory animal: True predator
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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Are there safety concerns when eating a predatory animal? Not many.
Instinctively, Holstedt picked up the surfboard which, luckily, was floating at an arm's length and used it like a tomahawk to slap the water between him and the predatory animal.
When the state replaced the bounty program with the employment of professional predatory animal trappers, methods of extermination became even more extreme, including the increased use of poisons, traps, and firearms.
In 1924, the high-water mark for what Frank Van Nuys aptly labels the "golden age for predatory animal control" in this well-crafted study, agents of the US Bureau of Biological Survey scattered 3.5 million strychnine baits across 284,000 square miles of the rural landscape (87).
A livestock guardian dog will fight to the death, although in many cases, their presence alone is enough to deter the predatory animal from attacking the herd.
A TEENAGE sex abuse victim left herself with burns after using bleach and Dettol in a desperate bid to cleanse herself of the "predatory animal" who attacked her.
Posh Delhi localities besieged by predatory animal packs
Giorgio's physical beauty and sensitive soul attract the attention of his commanding officer's sickly and emotionally unstable ward, Fosca (Kuhn), who becomes so consumed with desire that she stalks Giorgio like a predatory animal.
However, the officials suspect that it must have resulted from the attack by some predatory animal.
Robert Gerwarth, who last year published the first ever scholarly biography of Heydrich, Hitler's Hangman, quotes the opinions of some of Heydrich's SS colleagues: "the most demonic personality in the Nazi leadership"; "devilish"; "a predatory animal."
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.
The Iranian ambassador further pointed out that the West pays no heed to international regulations calling for a stop to its measure and warned world nations that if an individual or a country refuses to respect laws, it will violate the rights of other countries like a "predatory animal."