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Russian rats just don't give up. Despite being hassled by a crow, this rat refuses to run away.
Posted by on May 5, 2007 in Nature
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isn't it otherwise ? i think the rat is losing the battle & slowly dying here - getting "picked" upon by a crow does hurt for such little animal
(or am i wrong ???)
Tuesday, May 08, 2007 at 04:25 PM
No, you're right. The hooded crow is trying to make a meal of this rat without being bitten. Crows and ravens have been known to prey upon larger animals such as the young of ungulates by bludgeoning their skulls with powerful beaks. This rat does try to slowly walk away a couple of times, but is seriously wounded. Try running with a fatal head injury, it doesn't work too well.
Wednesday, June 27, 2007 at 04:02 AM
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