The Tasmanian devil is a vicious animal always ready to chomp down on prey or dig into its favorite food - a rotting carcass. The devils often get into fights and let loose their nightmarish howls - screeching sounds that could have come from the devil himself.
Power Bite: Sharp teeth line the Tasmanian devil's jaws. Heavy muscles around the jawbone provide the creature with a powerful bite that easily shatters bones to pieces.
Sniff Sniff: A scavenger, the Tasmanian devil has a very sharp sense of smell. It can pick up on the scent of a dead animal from several miles away.
On the Hunt: More than just a scavenger, the Tasmanian Devil does its share of hunting on the ground and in trees. This creature will go after anything it can kill, from insects to small kangaroos.
Road Kill: In the search for food, these creatures often are drawn to busy roads where animals are killed by cars. Unfortunately, the devils sometimes become road kill themselves.
- When a Tasmanian devil finds a rotting carcass, it digs in right away, swallowing chunks of meat with fur still attached.
- The smell has lured other devils to the scene, and a growling match ensues. More ambitious devils try to tug the meal away from its original owner.
- Soon, the carrion is forgotten and the devils are in an all-out brawl. These fights can get so vicious that a devil can end up dead.