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Animals: Why raccoon dogs pretend to be dead

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A rare animal, the raccoon dog, that is distributed in East Asia. Since it can only be seen in East Asia, it is a very rare and rare animal for people in Europe, America and Africa. However, this raccoon dog is also a very interesting animal. It is also an animal that pretends to be dead when danger approaches. I considered the mystery of why this behavior occurs.

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Pretending to be dead

Pretending to be dead is a strategy of passing through the place without moving. In general, it is a well-established theory that the faster you escape, the more likely you are to survive in the fierce competition for survival, whether eaten or eaten, but this is not the case with raccoon dogs. So I tried to find out why Tanuki pretended to be dead.

Deprive predators of interest

Predators are said to be hypersensitive to moving creatures, and pretending to be dead is also said to be a very effective strategy. Predators tend to lose interest when they make sure they don’t move at all. It can be said that the raccoon dog makes good use of this point. Perhaps the raccoon dog has lived up to now by distracting the predators by not moving.

As anyone who owns a cat knows well, cats are interested in moving and reacting things, but when the object stops reacting, they lose interest and the cat goes somewhere. It will end up. It can be said that this is a strategy that makes good use of the habits of carnivorous animals.

Animals that are easy to faint

The raccoon dog is said to be an animal that easily faints. A slight gunshot or roar makes me stuck. The raccoon dog is said to be a very timid and nervous animal in character. It is said that this kind of behavior is also influenced by its personality. The raccoon dog is a timid creature that humans can easily escape even if they get close to it.

The raccoon dog is a very bearish creature, and it is said that it is strange that it has never been extinct. However, this pretending to be dead is also a ghost for the raccoon dog. When a car approaches, I am surprised and faint, but there are always cases where I am run over by a car. The number of deaths of modern raccoon dogs is increasing.

opossum

There are creatures that pretend to be dead, similar to raccoon dogs. The Opossum is an animal that lives in the Americas and belongs to marsupials like Gungal. The most famous feature of this Opossum is that it pretends to be dead when it feels dangerous, especially when a predator approaches. It’s like a raccoon dog. Pretending to be dead, they lie down, leave their mouths open, and ooze odors. Predators tend to lose interest and leave.

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