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Tar pits around the world are unusual in accumulating more predators than prey. The reason for this is unknown, but one theory is that a large prey animal would die or become stuck in a tar pit, attracting predators across long distances. This predator trap would catch predators along with their prey. Another theory is that dire wolves and their prey may have been trapped during a hunt. Since modern wolves hunt in packs, each prey animal could take several wolves with it.

Tar pits around the world are unusual in accumulating more predators than prey. The reason for this is unknown, but one theory is that a large prey animal would die or become stuck in a tar pit, attracting predators across long distances. This predator trap would catch predators along with their prey. Another theory is that dire wolves and their prey may have been trapped during a hunt. Since modern wolves hunt in packs, each prey animal could take several wolves with it.

Aerial view of Vizcaya, American industrialist James Deering's 1916 bayfront Italian villa in Miami, Florida. Photo taken in

Northwest Florida is Home to 3 Phenomenal National Natural Landmarks - Tallahassee Magazine - March-April 2015

Northwest Florida is Home to 3 Phenomenal National Natural Landmarks - Tallahassee Magazine - March-April 2015

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