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Hop, skip, run, leap: Unpredictability boosts survival for bipedal desert rodents

20:00 EDT 4 Sep 2017 | AAAS

(University of Michigan) Sometimes it pays to be unpredictable. A new study shows that when bipedal desert rodents called jerboas are being chased, sudden changes in direction, gait and speed help them elude hungry predators and likely give them a competitive edge over their quadrupedal neighbors.

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