These Wyoming carnivores consume animal tissue as their primary source of food. But there is great diversity in the lifestyle of these meat eaters and how they obtain their food depends on if they are also known as predators, omnivores or scavengers. Even these terms are subject to shades of gray. On one extreme are mountain lions which are strict predators and will rarely consume meat they have not killed themselves; and a river otter just wouldn't be a river otter if it didn't catch its own fish. Bears are classic omnivores: hunting, digging and killing ground squirrels; scavenging on an elk or deer caucus; and dining on green grass in the spring or red berries in the fall.
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