Interspecies Conflict/litle animals


14kg wild cat vs 20kg serval
14kg koala "bear" vs 10kg mops
14kg koala "bear" vs 6kg domestic cat
10kg mops vs 7kg domestic cat
35kg euroasian lynx vs 52kg cheetah

Hi David

14 kg Wild Cat vs 20 kg Serval - Serval easily. They're weaker cats, but 6 kg is huge.

14 kg Koala (never bear!) vs 10 kg Mops - Not sure what a mops is?

14 kg Koala vs 6 kg Domestic Cat - An adult koala has nothing to worry about with cats. They aren't well designed for fighting but they are significantly bigger and do have good limb strength and claws, so they aren't useless if the cat still tries to engage.

35 kg Eurasian Lynx vs 52 kg Cheetah - Similar to the serval fight really. 17 kg to a morphologically pretty similar animal is probably too much.

Cheers David.

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Jim Wilson


I can answer most questions relating to real or hypothetical situations. I have a better understanding of animal behavior and specifically predatory behavior and interspecies predatory relationships. Mammals is my field of expertise but I can do my best in answering questions regarding other animals. Small mammals are my favourite matchups. One or two prehistoric match-ups is OK, but please do not focus on them as they are outside my expertise.


Even before completing my degree I considered myself an expert in mammal behavior. Doing my degree only furthered my interest and knowledge in the subject. After uni I got the opportunity to spend 6 months in South Africa and Kenya where I spent nearly every day basically observing and studying the animals of the savanna.

BSc Degree in Zoology from the Melbourne University, Australia.

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