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Robosquirrel vs. Rattlesnakes
04/13/12 — Los Angeles, CA—The Los Angeles Times reports that scientists from the University of California, Davis, and San Diego State University have released a video of a rattlesnake attacking a robotic squirrel. The video was made by Rulon Clark, a biology professor at San Diego State who is trying to determine how squirrels and rattlesnakes communicate in the wild. The rattlers don’t attack adult squirrels, which are immune to their venom. But in the spring and summer months, they love to dine on infant squirrels. Hence the need for squirrel vigilance. When a squirrel thinks a hungry rattlesnake is nearby, it…

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