"nickname" <alas_my_loves@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> deowll, I'd say bears pounce, not dive.
> Pouncing from ground base into water.
> Diving (in the context of aquatic food foraging) is from water surface
> to depth, typical for sea otters. It is possible that polar bears do
> this, but I haven't seen it or heard of it.
> I've never heard of or seen evidence that sharks or gators/crocs or
> cats or bears attack and eat sirenia, seems likely something would but
> so far unknown to me. DD
Maybe you don't watch enough tv or the wrong tv. It was one bear and every
bear seems to learn to fish in its own way. It isn't instinct.
As for sharks, if its meat and they can get to it, they'll eat it though I
don't know anything suggesting that attacks are common. I don't know if
gators do but a big one might well do so. The main killer of sirenia in
Florida are boats.