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A further chicken/egg problem (though eggs evolved earlier!)


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Posted by alex on March 28, 2003 at 20:55:07:

In Reply to: Common, but probably not mimicry... posted by chris_harper2 on March 28, 2003 at 08:33:01:

It has been found that grey rats who tail rattle are more successful hunting, as they distract prey away from the snake's head and confuse a mouse or whatever as to where the dangerous bit of the snake is. Many of my guys do it when feeding, as well as defensively


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