Boa Constrictor Seen Eating Howler Monkey in a First
by Douglas Main
 If a snake eats a monkey in the forest and no one sees it, does it make a difference?
New evidence suggests that it does.For the first time, scientists have witnessed a boa constrictor attacking and eating a howler monkey. The finding, and boa-eating-monkey video, is noteworthy since reports of primates being eaten by predators are relatively rare, according to the study, published this month in the journal Primates.
"This may cause us to rethink how vulnerable [these] primates are to predation," said Paul Garber, a primatologist at the University of Illinois, who wasn’t involved in the study...


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photo by Erika Patrícia Quintino

Boa Constrictor Seen Eating Howler Monkey in a First

by Douglas Main

 If a snake eats a monkey in the forest and no one sees it, does it make a difference?

New evidence suggests that it does.For the first time, scientists have witnessed a boa constrictor attacking and eating a howler monkey. The finding, and boa-eating-monkey video, is noteworthy since reports of primates being eaten by predators are relatively rare, according to the study, published this month in the journal Primates.

"This may cause us to rethink how vulnerable [these] primates are to predation," said Paul Garber, a primatologist at the University of Illinois, who wasn’t involved in the study...

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