Why Do Venomous Animals Live In Warm Climates?

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Venom is the ‘lazy kill’. Not much energy requirement in producing toxins, huge energy requirements in active hunting.

Warm climates do not produce food with high energy content [lots of carbs and some calories, very little fat/protein], hot weather favors smaller animals.

Net result is that predators use venom rather than speed, strength or claws. There is no answer for the platypus. I think they are just showing off.

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