(Feel free to move if in the wrong forum, as I did not know where to put it)
Living in a fairly heavily wooded area as I do, I tend to see a lot of things that most people overlook in nature, and lately I have been boggled by
this behavior. I was watching a family of squirrels run across the yard when I noticed something interesting: as they move, their bodies seem to
undulate in such a way as to produce a 'wave' motion from head to tail!
Since, I have been trying to find other animals exhibiting similar behavior, and aside from the obvious,(fish, worms, snakes etc.), I have found that
it seems to me that humans are the ONLY vertebrate that do not seem to follow this pattern, at least that I have personally observed. I am interested
to see how many different types of animal move in this way, if not all, and would gladly welcome explanation for this behavior, as this is a subject a
bit too complex for a simple man such as myself to figure out alone
edit on 9-10-2011 by ShadowMonk because: (no reason given)
From what I have seen, it does, although I have had trouble actually seeing animals with tails much shorter than about 4 inches because I can't
really see if it's moving in the same manner, however the spine seems to for the most part.
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