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Proteins choose "snake cologne"

August 24 2006

Rattlesnakes are old foes Californian protein. However, fluffy animals resilient. Invented by their method allows animal to escape from predatory enemies.

Squirrels seek out the land snakeskin, chewing it, then use the language "rubbed" smelling mixture. Barbara Clucas zoologist from the University of California conducted an experiment to find out why squirrels are using a similar trick.

Before the rattlesnake were alternately lined paper filters: the first - with the smell of most rattlesnake, the second - with the smell of proteins, use perfume "skin the enemy and the third - with the smell of proteins without any impurities. The snake showed no interest in the first two odors, at the same time began to show aggression, feeling the clean scent of the victim, reports MIGnews. com.

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