Squirrels Defend Against Rattlesnakes Some squirrels have developed some uncanny defense mechanisms against rattlesnakes. Researchers have found that some squirrels use the skins shed by the reptiles to cover themselves with rattlesnake scent.
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Squirrels Defend Against Rattlesnakes

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Squirrels Defend Against Rattlesnakes

Squirrels Defend Against Rattlesnakes

Squirrels Defend Against Rattlesnakes

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Some squirrels have developed some uncanny defense mechanisms against rattlesnakes. Researchers have found that some squirrels use the skins shed by the reptiles to cover themselves with rattlesnake scent.

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Professor Owings says that at the defense that squirrels have developed, it's a nice example of the opportunism of animals.

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