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Discussion » Questions » Animals (Wild) » Apart from the Australian White Ibis, do you know of any other wild creatures that have evolved into scavengers due to human activity?

Apart from the Australian White Ibis, do you know of any other wild creatures that have evolved into scavengers due to human activity?

Posted - July 31, 2018

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  • 6063
    Some animals/birds have taken on the traits of scavengers because of overpopulation by humans.  The gulls for example.  What is weird about this is many vulture species are becoming extinct due to poisons. 
    It is an odd turn of events and one that could have been sidelined had we not enjoyed breeding ourselves into destruction of these birds. 
      July 31, 2018 4:41 PM MDT
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  • 9559
    Sea Gulls......at all inland Rubbish tips there are millions of the critters going through the Rubbish.....they even take food from young children's hands....:( 
      July 31, 2018 4:50 PM MDT
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  • 7301
    Gulls have always been opportunistic, though - they've always been scavengers, more than happy to steal another bird's kill.
      July 31, 2018 4:52 PM MDT
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  • 9559
    I've watched them do that often....there is more inland than on the coastline here in Blighty 
      July 31, 2018 5:14 PM MDT
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  • 7301
    That's probably because nowhere there is more than thirty miles from the sea ...

    Incidentally, how good an impersonation is that clip? I thought it was the real Sir Boaty McBoatface the first time I saw it. This post was edited by Slartibartfast at August 1, 2018 2:32 AM MDT
      August 1, 2018 2:07 AM MDT
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  • 9559
    England is wider then sixty miles across.  70 miles up near Scotland ,271 miles from Ipswich to the border of Wales .......
      August 1, 2018 2:26 AM MDT
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  • 7301
    Isn't the south coast closer south of Ipswich?
      August 1, 2018 4:58 AM MDT
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  • 9559
    Around 160 miles from Brighton on the south coast....
      August 1, 2018 5:34 AM MDT
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  • 9559
    Maybe a lot more if you get lost a lot....:(
      August 1, 2018 5:34 AM MDT
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  • 3000
    Polar Bears, Courtney Love and Ja Rule

      July 31, 2018 6:26 PM MDT
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  • 5287
    A lot of different animals have learned to raid garbage cans, but I would not call it evolution, just a new source of food.
      July 31, 2018 9:48 PM MDT
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  • 5850
    I'm Not Sure. Every time I try to make sense of evolution, evolutionists tell me it doesn't work that way.

    What you are talking about is Lamarckism, which even the evolutionists reject. But whenever they try to explain something, they use Lamarckism to do it. That's because Lamarckism makes sense even though it's based on a dum idea. Evolution makes so little sense that they have to adopt a new definition every twenty years or so. Then the opposition has to disprove it all over again.
      August 1, 2018 10:50 AM MDT
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  • 21571
    not yet
      August 2, 2018 5:42 PM MDT
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