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Originally posted by Darkblade71
This was a black tailed deer outside my apartment when I was in AK.
Is that Barney taking a leak on the other side of the tree?
Originally posted by C141Clay
I'll show it,,,
In ecology, crypsis is the ability of an organism to avoid observation or detection by other organisms. It may be either a predation strategy or an anti-predator adaptation, and methods include camouflage, nocturnality, subterranean lifestyle, transparency, and mimicry. The word can also be used in the context of eggs and pheromone production. Crypsis can in principle involve visual, olfactory or auditory camouflage.
There is often a self-perpetuating co-evolution, or evolutionary arms race, between the perceptive abilities of animals for whom it is beneficial to be able to detect the cryptic animal, versus the cryptic characteristics of the hiding species. Different aspects of crypsis and sensory abilities may be more or less pronounced in given predator-prey species pairs.
mansplain: (French: mecspliquateur) When a man explains anything to you. It’s especially mansplainy when he is splainin’ how you’re all wrong about everything and he will now bestow his manly wisdom upon you. Mansplanations are usually rife with either overt or passive aggressive condescension, belittling, verbal abuse, or silencing tactics. He knows because he is a man, and he is gonna help your lady brain comprehend all this hard stuff.