Monday, December 24, 2007

And from here it's only a small step to hunting the snakes

This is cool beyond words:
California ground squirrels and rock squirrels chew up rattlesnake skin and smear it on their fur to mask their scent, a team at the University of California Davis reported.


Barbara Clucas, a graduate student in animal behavior, watched ground squirrels and rock squirrels chewing up pieces of skin shed by snakes and then licking their fur.

That is just too freaking awesome.

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