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    Default predatory animals

    what are the most abundant predatory animals in the Dr?

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    mosquitos and they prefere fresh "exotic" flesh from tourists.

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    Default As for a real answer (not that I don't approve of that one)

    We only have feathered predators: hawks mostly .
    Of course, we do have mongooses (? mongeeses?) but they are rarely seen.

    No feline predators at all, except alley cats...

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    Also some sea crocodiles.. but they are not very plentyful

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    Does the DR have Racoons? just curious

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    Default No

    None of those here.

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    1) the jurón (Mongoose), was brought to the island around a century after the Conquest. They were trained to hunt small game. However, once they got into the wild they completely obliterated several species including rodents, snakes, rabits, etc. That's why this island is practically safe to treck in the wild without danger.

    2) the guaraguao (hawk), that wrecks havoc on poultry and birds, also prays on small rodents.

    3) wild cats, one of the major hen killers...

    4) the baká of infamous fame (sorry for the alliteration)

    5) and last but not the least, a species of primate that goes by the scientific name Homo sapiens dominicanis

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    Default thank you hillbilly and mirador...

    another question; what about extinct predators?

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    Default Slight correction

    the mongoose was brought in towards the latter part of the 19th century as an attempt to fight the rats that were eating the sugar cane. This was done at the same time as this happened in Hawaii.

    The problem was that the mongoose is a diurnal animal and the rat is nocturnal. Of course the mongoose will kill anything it finds but they rarely ever met.

    As far as extinct predators, I have not heard of any.

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    Default It's not abundant at all, I know........

    How about the 'chupacabra'?

    Mirador, help me out here..............

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