Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Magnetic Foxes

Forgive me while I gush, but this research is simply astounding. Apparently foxes typically pounce on prey in a northeasterly direction? Nature is unbelievable.
Foxes jump high into the air before dropping onto prey. Burda's team found that when the foxes could see their prey they jumped from any direction but when prey were hidden, they almost always jumped north-east. Such attacks were successful 72 per cent of the time, compared with 18 per cent of attacks in other directions.


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