Saturday, November 13, 2010

What is all that noise about?

Like humans, many animals also use vocal signals to communicate to each other. Marmots are no exception. In fact, when marmots encounter a predator, they often make a sharp chirping sound called an "alarm-call" which sounds like this:

However, if marmots were to use human words to communicate about dangers nearby, then the message being communicated might actually sound more like this to you:

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