When it comes to evading hungry predators, prey animals have no shortage of tricks — things like like camouflage, prickly defenses — and a hell of a lot of speed. But they’ve also evolved some lesser known strategies as well. Here are some ingenious ways prey animals avoid becoming a delicious meal.
Predators tend to get all the hype when it comes to their daily routines. They tend to be seen as highly intelligent, single-minded in purpose, strong, and fearless. As predators ourselves, we’re somewhat sympathetic towards them; we see their efforts as being somehow more nobler than that of the prey animal — creatures with the apparent evolutionary purpose of breeding in quantity to provide a seemingly endless supply of sustenance for those “higher up” in the food chain.