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The term carnivore is commonly used to describe an animal that eats meat.  However, it also refers specifically to members of the order Carnivora.  While most members of the group eat meat, some have a mixed diet or are entirely herbivorous.  Meat-eating carnivores are the dominant predators on land in all habitats.  Their bodies and lifestyles are highly adapted for hunting.

In Florida, common members of this group are bobcats, panthers, foxes, otters, black bears, raccoons, and skunks.  Click on the following animals to see a collection of images.


     Fox, Gray