Herbivores are the secondary level in the food web. These animals only life off of the producers which consist of plants, fruits and vegetables.
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White- tailed deer/ Odocoileus virginianus
Environment: All over the united states except for the Southwest, Alaska and Hawaii. Mainly wooded areas.

Diet: shrubbery, nuts and other natural agricultural vegetation.
What eats them: Cougars and wolves.

Endangered! Diana Fritillary/ Speyeria Diana

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Environment: Buncombe County and along the Appalachian mountain range mainly found in mountain ranges and forests.

Diet: leaves of violets while more matured feed on a variety of plants.
What eats them: birds, frogs and spiders.
Since the Diana Fritillary lives in the forests it is mainly endangered because of logging operations and pest control. Gypsy moths feed on the larva of the Diana Fritillary which causes a large decrease in the number of these butterflies but the gypsy moths are not as harmful as the pesticides sprayed in the forests. Another significant threat is strip mining since it destroys their habitat. This is a rather large butterfly that is sought after by collector and are rather large.

Termite/ Reticulitermes hageni
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Environment: Anywhere where there is wood.

Diet: Wood.
What eats them: Ants

Meadow Vole/ Microtus pennsylvanicus
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Environment: Any upland habitat in North Caolina in grassy meadows, houses and gardens.

Diet: shrubbery, nuts and other natural agricultural vegetation.
What eats them: Owls

Cottontail rabbit/ Sylvilagus
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Environment: Native to the Carolinas and common from the coast to the mountains. Mainly in the mountains and grassy meadows.

Diet: shrubbery, nuts and other natural agricultural vegetation.
What eats them: bears,coyotes,and hyenas

Interesting Animal!! Elk/ Cervus elaphus
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Environment: Cataloochee Valley but mainly found in meadows and mountain ranges.

Diet: they are grazers.
What eat them: Bears
Elk are not native to North Carolina but have been introduced into the terrain and have adapted well. A few were brought to Cataloochee Valley and have multiplied greatly since being introduced. Elk are part of the deer family and are closely related to the white- tailed deer. Only male elk have antlers and the bull elk shed and grow a new set of antlers every year. Elk also have two canine teeth that scientist believe to be remnants of saber-like tusks that ancient species of elk used in combat.

Horse/ Equus Caballus
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Environment: They are now found domestically but were once in the wild. Mainly in meadows.

Diet: fruit, vegetables, hay and grass.
What eats them: mostly cougars and wolves

Canadian Goose/ Branta canadensis
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Environment: WNC are the resting grounds for the Canadian goose. Mainly
found in the winter around lakes and ponds.
Diet: Seeds, grains and shrubbery.
What eats them: coyote

Bees/ Apis mellifera Linnaeus
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Environment: Everywhere throughout North America and w
here ever there are flowers.
Diet: pollen.
What eats them: Lizards and dogs.

Southern Flying Squirrel/ Glaucomys volans
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Environment: They nest in tree cavities but may also construct summer nests of leaves, twigs, and bark.

Diet: berries, fruits, acorns, and nuts
What eats them: Hawks, owls and other large birds.