Animal of the day – 10/24/2015 – The Stink Bug

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The animal of the day is the Stink Beetle. (Did you know: Also known as the pinacate beetle keeps it quite funky. literally!

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Looks cute, but the funk is real

Most animals avoid contact with them due to the insect’s ability to produce a stinky secretion. Grasshopper mice, however, get around this problem by grabbing the beetle, jamming its behind into the sand, and eating it head first. Other predators include burrowing owls, loggerhead shrikes and another well-known stinker, skunks.

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