What Is a Scavenger?

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A scavenger is a carnivore which feeds off of the corpse of another species. They contribute to decomposition and the ecosystem. Some scavengers are vultures, raccoons, and yellow jackets.
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scav·en·ger
[skav-in-jer]
NOUN
1.
an animal or other organism that feeds on dead organic matter.
2.
a person who searches through and collects items from discarded material.
3.
a street cleaner.
4.
Chemistry a chemical that consumes or renders inactive the impurities in a mixture.
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A scavenger is an animal that eats food that it finds, instead of killing the food itself. There are different kinds of scavengers, although they all eat dead organisms. You can find more information here: http://science.jrank.org/pages/5992/Scavenger.html
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