Dead or Alive?

Dead or Alive?

The November/December edition of Wildlife in North Carolina includes a vividly written article by Buffy Silverman entitled “Dead or Alive?” on animals that fake death in order to escape danger. I had a great time depicting a possum playing possum, a forked fungus beetle spraying burning chemicals from its butt while battling with a fire ant and — of course! — a belly-up hognose snake.

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DeathFeignersFox
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