Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Fascinating Survival Principle


To survive brutal winters, inhabitants of Siberia and the Far East as recently as the late 19th century raided food stores—of rodents.

According to a new study, records by 18th-century Russian, Swedish, and German explorers describe people using sticks, hoes, or hooks to dig up caches of food gathered by voles and other small mammals.


See more HERE......

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/01/110118-siberia-russia-rodents-food-raids-nomads-science-animals/

1 comment:

John Latto said...

I saw that! I probably did the same thing and clicked on the link below and then got distracted by this cool story. I love the name they give 'Inter-species serfdom' and the fact they sometimes left gifts of needles or textiles. I hope they threaded the needles first because that would be a challenging task for a vole....