it's hard to phrase, but in the "wild", how do predators (either man or animal) eat their prey. in a blog about bone marrow, sisson states that the order is marrow, liver, kidney's heart, muscle meat... leaving out all sorts of parts such as the other glands, testes, sweetbreads, brain, etc as well as intestines. where can i see some good info on this?
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on May 09, 2011
at 07:21 AM
Keep in mind, the order of which is consumed would be in line with the greater amount of energy gained though consumption with the least expended through the process. It would depend on which animal is eating which.
on October 24, 2011
at 06:46 PM
To the devil goes the hindmost.
It all depends where you are in the pecking order. The fearless hero got the heart, probably, just as a matter of ritual. The slaves got the chitlins. Between those two, it would change day-to-day, case-by-case, I bet.
on August 15, 2011
at 04:15 PM
there's a couple links here http://paleohacks.com/questions/19635/organ-eating-pattern-of-wild-animals#axzz1V7A46ZGr
on April 16, 2011
at 10:59 AM
My dogs and cats always ate the head of the critters they caught and killed first. Sometimes this was all they ate. Guess we don't have many dogs and cats allowed to hunt anymore huh?
on April 16, 2011
at 01:11 AM
I know killer whales typically eat the tongue first and then the lips. Sometimes they only eat that...
Brown bears eat their prey alive and don't have a pattern of consumption.
There is LOTS of info on wikipedia, like this page on wolves (heart, liver, lungs and stomach lining.).
It's interesting because we think of wild predators (and hunter-gatherers) as only killing what they need and using everything, but if they did that there would be nothing for the scavengers.