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Native Californian, biologist, wildlife conservation consultant, retired Smithsonian scientist, father of two daughters, grandfather of 4 small primates. INTJ. Believes nature is infinitely more interesting than shopping malls. Born 100 years too late.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Toxic rats

This is why rats are so fascinating -- though their body plan is similar, they aren't really all the same.

Read about toxo-rat's chemical defense here and here

It proves a point: if you are a big and slow, you better have good defenses.

Thanks to Richard in Lampang and Michael aka Moth Catcher for the links.

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