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Re: Possums (A Challenge)
If I recall correctly, it's similar to that. They don't actually pass
out in fear, but they don't "play" either--They instinctually induce
something like a coma in themselves. They can actually lie there
playing dead long after the threat has passed because they're only
From: David Marjanovic <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: DML <email@example.com>
Sent: Thu, 05 May 2005 22:34:50 +0200
Subject: Re: Possums (A Challenge)
> If I remember correctly, possums don't actually play dead, they
> pass out in fear.
Perhaps they _automatically_ play dead? Instinctively? Like, as a
reflex? As a genetically determined -- and thus inheritable and
selectable! -- wiring pattern in the brain?