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Foxes may confuse predators by rubbing themselves in puma scent [New Scientist]

par Frédéric Magné - publié le

They have a reputation as cunning creatures, and some foxes appear to be living up to it as masters of disguise.
Gray foxes living in the mountains of California have been filmed deliberately rubbing themselves in the scent marks left by mountain lions.
They may be using the scent of the big cats, also known as pumas or cougars, as a sort of odour camouflage against other large predators such as coyotes.(...)

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