• Animal cunning
Man has long viewed itself and its population, and the apex of the evolution of the food chain. In addition to tricks and mind, the rest of the quality of a person is much less developed - most of the large animals stronger, faster and more dangerous than us. However, intelligence, cunning and resourcefulness are endowed not only people. Here are a dozen of the most cunning animals.
Foxes have long been heroes of fairy tales in many nations of the world. An interesting way to get food came up with the South American foxes. They love to have dinner with eggs, particularly bird rhea eggs are tasty. Fox waiting-rhea mother lose vigilance and turn away from the egg at the right moment grabs him and pushes his nose to the nearest stone to gently break up the heavy loot.
The rats are considered to be very clever animals. They are able to penetrate into any cracks, very quickly run and chew everything they see. In the US alone, these rodents annually damage communications and other equipment on 19 million dollars. At the same time in New York, home to a huge population of rats - up to 70 million animals.
Lizards chameleon known for their ability to change color depending on the external conditions and mood. Leather - a means of communication for the chameleon, helping not only to escape from danger or hunt down an insect, but also to attract the female, scare the opponent. They also have amazing eyes that look all the time, each to his own. A tongue of a chameleon, which is longer than the body of the lizard several times, can attract quite large prey.
At first glance, the caterpillar - weak creatures. But there have original ways to survive. They can pretend to be a part of nature - leaves, flowers, branches and piles of bird droppings. Other types of scare attackers vivid colors and eerie bristles. In addition, there are even carnivorous and poisonous caterpillars.
Turtles, despite the apparent slowness, feel good in his element. There are among them, and predators like alligator snapping turtle, which bite and enough prey. In order to lure the victim, the animal uses language similar to a worm. Mouth open, turtle waits until the stirring tongue to lure fish.
Fireflies, which we associate with the elves and fairy tales, use light to find or attract a mate. Predators have learned to use this feature for their own purposes. They mimic the glow of insects to attract someone for dinner.
In India, around the temples inhabited by a flock of sacred monkeys - temple langurs, which are also called Hanuman langur in honor of the strong, brave and cunning Indian god. Pets quite good, but they enjoy their impunity and actively pulling in visitors and tourists food, trinkets and everything what can generally reach.
Virginia opossum - is unsympathetic animal has learned to perfectly play dead to scare myself a predator. The frightening conditions opossum not only naturally stiffens and falls to the ground, but also begins to stink like a real carrion.
orangutan - one of the most intelligent animals on Earth. It is known that they can reinvent themselves and the tools to open locks. Ministers zoos often use is their ability to test the locks in the cells.
The Cuckoo - the bird perfectly figured out how to help their offspring survive, spreading camouflaged eggs from neighboring nests. Even cuckoo perfectly replicates the behavior of half-brothers and sisters. Adoptive parents have to feed the child, even if it is larger than their size.