How can small prey protect themselves from predators?
- Facts about super prey, for example:
- Prey evolves defences to outwit the predator.
- The octopus can camouflge itself and the stick insect has dapted to look like a twig!
- The skunk is offensive in protecting itself, squirting powerfully scented spray that temporarily blinds its predator.
Nature is a battle for survival
Predators evolve to attack
But prey evolve defences
Some use camouflage
Looks like a twig
Looks like a leaf
Octopus: Can camouflage itself
With specialised skin and muscle cells
Pretends to be dead
Other animals go on the offensive …
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