WATER MONITORS REPEATEDLY DIG UP BURIED CARRIONAuthors: L. A.Freed,W.G.D.Priyantha,T.A.H.Smith,R.L.Cann
Many top predators feed on carrion, which makes them facultative scavengers. However, none of these are known to dig up dead animals and feed on them. We here document that the water monitor lizard in Sri Lanka (Varanus salvator) repeatedly dug up dead dogs that were buried one meter in the ground.
Keywords: Top Predator, Facultative Scavenging, Digging up Dead Carrion
How to Cite: Freed,L. A,Priyantha,W.G.D,Smith,T.A.H,Cann,R.L, (2015). WATER MONITORS REPEATEDLY DIG UP BURIED CARRION.WILDLANKA, 3(2):Pages 128-132
Department of Wildlife Conservation,
No: 811/A, Jayanthipura,