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Songbird feathers found in the stomach of a baby tiger shark. Photo: Marcus Drymon

Sharks Eat Common Backyard Birds

Tiger sharks, the largest predator sharks after great whites, are known to eat pretty much anything, from fish to seals, sea snakes, turtles, metal, plastic, and even young albatrosses learning to fly. Add common backyard birds to the list.

Scientists wrestled young, 3-foot tiger sharks into a boat in the Gulf of Mexico and pumped their stomachs. No sharks were harmed in the making of this study. But…




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Robert Roy Britt

Robert Roy Britt

Independent health & science journalist writing motivationally about the science of physical health & mental wellness. Former editor-in-chief of LiveScience.

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