Clever link but I don't think Tribbles are meat eaters. Kirk was in a pile of them, he would have said ouch.
Surely not fresh meat, but they ate Kirk's chicken sandwich.
The latest Australian pest is the cane toad. It was deliberately introduced to control the cane beetle, which hitched a ride when sugar cane was imported from Hawaii.
You're wrong, it was Bart Simpson's faut!
Zebra mussels are harmless if we compare them to Tribbles. It's cruel, but beaming out Tribbles into space can be a matter of survival on a starship. If they don't starve the crew, they will utimately drain all available oxigyen if they dind't already caused too material much damage by their simple overpopulation.