TranceNova
  • TranceNova
Fun Fact #51: Some animals out there are just as sneaky as we are. There is an African rodent (African crested rat) that uses plant poison, the very same used on arrow tips for elephant hunting by the indigenous peoples and covers its flanks with it. They chew upon the bark of the poison-arrow tree (yeah, big surprise on the name there) and slather the saliva-bark-poison on themselves. When threatened they bare their poison coated sides. This is one hell of a defense strategy that often leaves potential predators sick or dying.
Biology
  • Stacey Warren - Expert brainly.com
Hey! We 've verified this expert answer for you, click below to unlock the details :)
SOLVED
At vero eos et accusamus et iusto odio dignissimos ducimus qui blanditiis praesentium voluptatum deleniti atque corrupti quos dolores et quas molestias excepturi sint occaecati cupiditate non provident, similique sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollitia animi, id est laborum et dolorum fuga. Et harum quidem rerum facilis est et expedita distinctio. Nam libero tempore, cum soluta nobis est eligendi optio cumque nihil impedit quo minus id quod maxime placeat facere possimus, omnis voluptas assumenda est, omnis dolor repellendus. Itaque earum rerum hic tenetur a sapiente delectus, ut aut reiciendis voluptatibus maiores alias consequatur aut perferendis doloribus asperiores repellat.
schrodinger
  • schrodinger
I got my questions answered at brainly.com in under 10 minutes. Go to brainly.com now for free help!
TranceNova
  • TranceNova
Source: http://earthsky.org/biodiversity/resourceful-african-crested-rat-picks-its-poison
TranceNova
  • TranceNova

Looking for something else?

Not the answer you are looking for? Search for more explanations.