Snapshot Serengeti Talk

behavior of dead animals

  • Ettina by Ettina

    When an animal is dead, how do I classify its' behavior?

    Eg #ASG0003uvv the zebra is obviously dead and being fed on by that lioness.

    What should I say the zebra is doing? Resting?


  • kosmala by kosmala scientist

    "Resting" is fine. There are so few shots of killed animals that we'll be familiar with all of them from you guys pointing them out here in Talk. And so we'll understand that the behaviors marked for the killed animals aren't really right.


  • cascoly by cascoly

    how about "Pining for the fjords" as an option


  • Veegee by Veegee

    I put them as "interacting" for lack of a better word, since they were being food for the predator.


  • dms246 by dms246 moderator

    It's definitely an interaction of sorts! 😄


  • karger by karger

    Are you saying that every time we see a dead animal we should announce it in the discussion?