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Submission + - Squirrels heat tails to warn rattlesnakes 1

Miraba writes: According to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences squirrels heat their tails as part of a defense mechanism against infrared-detecting rattlesnakes. The gopher snake, a species that cannot detect infrared, does not cause the squirrels to heat their tails. The scientists created a robotic squirrel to test their hypothesis.
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Squirrels heat tails to warn rattlesnakes

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