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Defenses that animals to deter predators?

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2014-06-25 16:54:53
2014-06-25 16:54:53

The defenses an animal uses to deter a predator vary between animals. Some use their enormous size to ward off attack while others use camouflage. Many animals can change their coloring to make them look poisonous and others emit a foul smell or taste to dissuade a predator from taking a bite.

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