Distended Defense

by nicolebanowetz

Distended Defense

A Deimatic behaviour

Where predators are initially startled but learn to eat the displaying prey, the display is classed as deimatic, and the prey is bluffing.

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Artist in a false protective shell.

Deimatic behaviour in animals means any pattern of threatening or startling behaviour, such as suddenly displaying conspicuous eyespots, so as to scare off or momentarily distract a predator, thus giving the prey animal an opportunity to escape.

 

13483280_1295714633787022_8544607183893277893_oPhoto by Art by BAMF(Robin Schneider)                                                                                        Modeled by Kendra Dae Shock at GOCA during the event Brilliant.

13528433_1295714640453688_4129092497423292560_oPhoto by Art by BAMF(Robin Schneider)                                                                                        Modeled by Kendra Dae Shock at GOCA during the event Brilliant.

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