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coyote a North American mammal that is closely related to dogs, foxes, and wolves. Coyotes have a pointed nose and ears and a bushy tail. They hunt small animals, and they also sometimes eat plants.
dingo a kind of wild dog found only in Australia. Dingoes have long legs, pointed ears, and yellowish brown or reddish brown fur. They hunt small mammals, but have learned to hunt sheep and cattle brought to Australia by European settlers.
eagle a large bird with a strong, curved beak and very good eyesight. Eagles hunt and eat small animals and fish. They are related to hawks but are usually larger.
falcon a bird with long, powerful wings and a hooked beak. Falcons are related to hawks. They hunt other animals for food during the day.
ferret to use ferrets to hunt for small burrowing animals such as rabbits or rodents. [1/4 definitions]
fox a wild mammal that has a pointed nose, pointed ears, and a bushy tail. Foxes are closely related to coyotes, dogs, and wolves. Foxes hunt insects, birds, and other small animals but will sometimes eat plants, especially fruit. [1/3 definitions]
foxhound a breed of dog. Foxhounds are dogs of medium size with short hair and are bred and trained to hunt foxes.
jackal a mammal that is closely related to wolves and dogs. Jackals eat the remains of dead animals and hunt for small or weak animals. Several kinds of jackals are found in Asia and Africa.
jaguar a large mammal with short yellow fur and black rings. Jaguars are carnivores that hunt or fish for food. They live in the southern United States and Central and South America. Jaguars are closely related to lions, tigers, and other big cats. They are sometimes called panthers.
kill1 animals that have been killed in a hunt. [1/6 definitions]
mink a small mammal with dark brown fur, a long body, short legs, and a bushy tail. Mink live near water, where they hunt water animals. One kind of mink lives in Europe and Asia; another kind lives in North America. Mink are closely related to polecats, ferrets, and other weasels. [1/2 definitions]
owl a bird with large eyes set in front of a large head, a strong, hooked beak, and strong, sharp claws. Owls are most active at night and hunt other animals for food. There are many different kinds of owls.
poach1 to hunt, fish, or trap illegally or on another's land. [1/2 definitions]
pointer any of several breeds of dogs. Pointers are dogs that are trained to hunt birds by pointing with the nose and body toward the animal being hunted. [1/4 definitions]
prey to hunt, catch, and eat another animal. [1/6 definitions]
quest to search or hunt; seek (often followed by "for" or "after"). [1/2 definitions]
skunk a small mammal with black and white fur and a bushy tail. Skunks defend themselves with a spray that smells very bad. They are active at night, when they hunt rodents, insects, and eggs. Several kinds of skunks live in North and South America. They are related to badgers, otters, and other kinds of weasels. [1/2 definitions]
weasel a small mammal with brown fur, a long body and neck, and short legs. Various kinds of weasels are found in the northern parts of Europe, Asia, Africa, and North America. Weasels hunt at night for rabbits and rodents. Polecats, ferrets, and mink are closely related to true weasels. Weasels living in very cold regions grow white fur and are called ermine.
whale1 to hunt whales. [1/2 definitions]
wolf a wild mammal that has a pointed nose, pointed ears, and a bushy tail. Wolves are closely related to coyotes, dogs, and foxes. They usually eat birds and other small animals, but they also hunt in packs for larger animals such as deer. Wolves used to be common in Europe, Asia, and North America, but are now extinct or endangered in most areas. [1/2 definitions]
wolverine a mammal with a long, thick body, short legs, and a bushy tail. Wolverines have dark fur with white marks on the face and body. They are the largest kind of weasel, and may grow over three feet long. Wolverines hunt many kinds of animals, including large mammals. They live in the northern parts of North America, Europe, and Asia.