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Old 03-24-2016, 07:07 AM
Clark Cello Clark Cello is offline
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Originally Posted by erysichthon View Post
I have my doubts about squirrels. They clearly don't understand fractions. I've noticed that if a squirrel is 2/3rds of the way across the street and spots a car heading toward it, it will invariably reverse course and run back the way it came instead of simply completing the remaining 1/3rd of the distance. Or maybe that's a depth-perception problem?
If a predator catches a squirrel a long away from a tree, one if its common escape techniques is to rapidly change directions with a speed and agility that animals like dogs, and even cats, can't duplicate.

Unfortunately for the squirrel, it is a less effective way of dealing with cars, but evolution hasn't quite caught up with the industrial revolution.