The Grasslands, Prairies, and Savannas

By Savanah Calaluca

The Grasslands, Prairies, and Savannas

There are many interesting creatures in the grasslands.  You see an Aardwolf, staring at a Bandicoot that scuttles across the ground and into a hole.  A Black-Footed Cat sniffs around a tree that, later at night, you would see Tasmanian Devils hanging around.  An Oryx herd stops at a watering hole, where you see an Echidna waddling around.  A Culpeo and a Death Adder almost cross paths when hunting a Viscacha.  A Kangaroo hops in front of a resting Civet.  A Bush Dog looks curiously up at a tree, where a Woodpecker is tapping away, without disturbing the Badger, Alpaca, or Zebra herd nearby.  You see a faint glimpse of Meerkats plunging into their tunnels as a group of Hyenas appear.  Guanacos graze gently before moving on.  This is just some of the things you would see.

A Common Guarri (a shrub) is nibbled on by a Deer Mouse (herbivore), which, soon enough, is being eaten by a young Cobra (carnivore).  At sundown, an awesome, terrible fight between that Cobra and a Banded Mongoose occurs- ending in a delicious dinner for the Mongoose (carnivore*).  Sadly, an Eagle (carnivore) comes to end the Mongoose's celebration shortly after it began.  Around 7 months later, this Eagle has passed, and tonight, a Tasmanian Devil (scavenger) will feast on the delectable bone marrow from this dearly departed avian friend.  This poor little Devil soon dies of DFTD, or Devil Facial Tumor Disease.  When it has gone, earthworms and bacteria (decomposers) decompose the body, so the circle of life can continue.

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