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Interesting Information:  April 1, 2014

How Foxes Hunt in Snow

Remember the blog post on how dogs often turn and turn in circles before stopping to defecate?

And, that they statistically meaningfully line up on the north/south polar axis?

Well, here’s more to that story.  It seems foxes can detect mice beneath three feet of snow by sensing the same kind of polar magnetic pulls/energy that the dogs use to “line up” in a way that gets their prey.

Fascinating!

The included video demonstrates just how foxes get a mouse that has burrowed deep into the snow:

Enjoy.

Microwave News | Inordinate Love of Foxes.

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