Playing dead is a lively topic.
I have noticed that chipmunks wiggle and hop after being swatted by our cat. One managed to hop near our woodpile, and suddenly it darted to safety inside. I guess this is protective behavior, but why the cats lose interest after the very active behavior begins, I don't know. DOUG STONE, HARTFORD, CONN.
You've probably received a number of references to the motto of the Possum Lodge on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's Red Green Show: "Quando omni flunkus moritati." (When all else fails, play dead.) MARSHALL BUTLER, SEATTLE, WASH.
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|Article Type:||Letter to the editor|
|Date:||Dec 23, 2006|
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