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Red Tailed Hawk Vs. The Rabbit
Predators are part of a food chain, the process of passing energy from one organism to the next.
1. Plants are the first link in the food chain, they use the sun's energy to make food.
2. Plant eaters, also called herbivores, enter the picture next.
3. Predators, such as birds and foxes, join the food chain by eating the plant eaters. These predators may become food for the next guy up.
Without predators, certain species of prey would drive other species to extinction through competition. Without prey, there would be no predators. This relationship is vital to the existence of life as we know it.