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Animal Behavior- antipredatory and adaption

The terms below, tell how each function as an antipredatory adaption and give a non-human example.

- bastesian mimicry
- misdirection
- chemical repulsion
- surprise
- disruptive coloration
- removing telltale evidence

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I have attached my response to your questions regarding animal defense mechanisms below and in a separate file.

Some of the terms may be specific to your class/professor/text, as they are not in common usage. However, I have provided examples and explanations for all terms requested (bastesian mimicry, misdirection, chemical repulsion, surprise, disruptive coloration, removing telltale evidence).

Biology, Animal Behavior

Animal Behavior
The terms below, tell how each functions as an antipredatory adaption and give a nonhuman example.
Batesian mimicry
— Batesian mimicry is when a harmless species look like dangerous ones
— So, a predator that has encountered the dangerous one will think twice before initiating an encounter with an individual with similar visual traits.
— Batesian mimicry is found in venomous coral snakes and the harmless milk and king snakes of the New World. Both snakes are marked with alternating yellow, red, and black bands causing possible predators to avoid both.
(however, your professor may want you to use an example discussed in the text or in class)

Misdirection
— Misdirection is an adaptation that focuses a predator's attention on a noncritical portion of the body
— Once the predator is distracted to the non-critical body part, the prey lashes out in some way.
— Some snakes use their blunt tails to mimic the head, holding up, coiling or even striking out with their tails. ...

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This solution discusses terms that function as an antipredatory adaptation.

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