Friday, August 12, 2011

Animal Farm Friday - Winning Evolution

This rat uses plant poison to make weapons that kill lions

From io9:
Since the rat obviously has not had apothecary or fighter's training, this survival strategy demonstrates several different behaviors coming together with a physical adaptation. The rat had to learn to handle the poison and use a winning battle strategy, while developing the specially adapted hairs. What you've got here are physical and behavioral evolution, coming together to take out a lion.

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