Both red and gray squirrels eat pine cones. Certain types of birds including the woodpecker and crossbill also eat pine cones. When squirrels eat pine cones, the animals leave behind the cores and stripped scales.
Certain birds also leave behind piles of stripped pine cone scales, but unlike the squirrels' characteristically clean-edged scales, the pine cones left behind by birds are generally rough from being pulled from the cone. Sometimes woodpeckers jam a pine cone into a tree's bark to make the cone easier to eat. The evidence is in the frequent piles of pine cone debris left underneath trees.Learn More
Frogs fall prey to snakes, bullfrogs, owls, hawks, tarantulas, foxes, otters and even humans. In addition, some fish, insects and animals feed on frogspawn and tadpoles.Full Answer >
Rabbits and deer are animals that love eating pansies. Pansies are one of the few delicacies for these animals during Fall. Therefore it is not advisable to plant pansies where rabbits and deer can reach them. The wintergreen flavor of pansies makes them edible and quite attractive to these animals. Insects such as spider mites, aphids, caterpillars and cutworms also eat pansies.Full Answer >
Outside of being hunted by humans for their fur, the coyotes' biggest predator is wolves. In fact, since being reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in 1995, wolves have reduced the coyote population by 39 percent, according to studies.Full Answer >
Animals that eat only meat are called carnivores. Carnivores gain all or most of their nutrition from the flesh of other animals. Carnivores are usually either predators, which hunt and kill the animals they eat, or scavengers, which eat only animals killed by other creatures.Full Answer >