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The body of a dead animal; in reference to animals used for human food, the body after the hide, head, tail, extremities, and viscera have been removed.

Origin: f. Carcasse, fr. It. Carcassa

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Found this carcass floating by Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY. It is about the size of a human torso which really freaked me out at first. But the spine is about 3 inches thick, and the ribs are too thin to be a land animal. It looks much ...

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by DudeFromIpanema
Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:33 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Furgetabouit!
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Views: 2564

Re: Ecology : competition

... THX If the larger species is seen to be shoving the smaller off the food and eating it themselves. ex. lions hyenas vultures, and jackals round a carcass. or magpies and sparrows at a bird table.

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by animartco
Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:25 pm
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Ecology : competition
Replies: 10
Views: 7926

Deer/maggot biology

... skin. After flipping the animal over a pile of maggots was left on the ground. They were pouring out of the wound. The animal smelled like rotten carcass when it was literally walking around just minutes earlier. A person coming across the dead animal would have thought it had been dead for days. ...

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by alduflux
Sat Nov 19, 2011 3:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Deer/maggot biology
Replies: 3
Views: 2677

Re: Blue Whale

There are entire ecosystems centred around dead whales. A whale carcass is so enormous that it provides food for a wide range of deep sea animals for several years. Whales eat krill, and no doubt keep krill numbers under control. However, it is worth remembering ...

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by skeptic
Thu Apr 08, 2010 1:48 am
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Blue Whale
Replies: 6
Views: 4448

Wild boar found in Libya.. 126 years after last recorded!

... approximately 125 Km west of Tripoli. The article states that this is a puzzling incident since there are no boars in Libya at all. and that the carcass was burned as a precaution, for the fear of the cause of death being Swine flu! Now, according to E. Hufnagl's book "Mammals of Libya" ...

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by tempogen
Thu May 21, 2009 9:35 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Wild boar found in Libya.. 126 years after last recorded!
Replies: 0
Views: 2629
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