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Predators' fear of humans ripples through wildlife communities, emboldening rodents

20:00 EDT 16 Jul 2019 | AAAS

(University of California - Santa Cruz) Giving credence to the saying, 'While the cat's away, the mice will play,' a new study indicates that pumas and medium-sized carnivores lie low when they sense the presence of humans, which frees up the landscape for rodents to forage more brazenly.

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