February 10th, 2013


I figured it out! STOP PRESS!

So you know how yesterday I mentioned that the flystruck ewe had tipped over into the resigned stage and that this is a thing sheep commonly do when sick? I've always wondered what kind of evolutionary advantage they gained from doing that - how does lying down and going "Oh woe I am going to die but I'll accept that gracefully, come get me predators..." is helpful to survival. Then I realised I was looking at it wrong.

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Yes, that really did keep me up last night.