Nature is awesome, and so are the scientists who study it. Researchers studying rattlesnakes and kangaroo rats (common predator and prey) needed to be able to see what happened during those lightning-quick interactions. To do so, they used high-speed video, which let them slow the action to see exactly what’s going on.

 

The result? The discovery that kangaroo rats have some ninja moves.

Did you know? Rattlesnakes hunt in the dark by sensing heat. Like all pit vipers, they have a special heat-sensing organ in those pits on their faces that lets them “see” in the dark. source

Want to know more? Check out research by scientists at San Diego State University.

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