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Southern hognose snakes (Heterodon simus) in red and white color phases, at a private collection.

These individuals are “playing dead”, a common defense tactic for this species as some predators don’t want to touch something that’s sick, dying or dead.

This species is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.

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A southern hognose snake (Heterodon simus) in red and white color phases, at a private collection.

This individual is “playing dead”, a common defense tactic for this species as some predators don’t want to touch something that’s sick, dying or dead.

This species is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.

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Southern hognose snakes (Heterodon simus) in red and white color phases, at a private collection.

These individuals are “playing dead”, a common defense tactic for this species as some predators don’t want to touch something that’s sick, dying or dead.

This species is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.

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A southern hognose snake (Heterodon simus) in red and white color phases, at a private collection.

This individual is “playing dead”, a common defense tactic for this species as some predators don’t want to touch something that’s sick, dying or dead.

This species is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.

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A southern hognose snake (Heterodon simus) in red and white color phases, at a private collection.

This species is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.

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A southern hognose snake (Heterodon simus) in red and white color phases, at a private collection.

This species is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.

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A southern hognose snake (Heterodon simus) in red and white color phases, at a private collection.

In many frames, they are shown “playing dead”, a common defense tactic for this species as some predators don’t want to touch something that’s sick, dying or dead.

This species is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.

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A Southern kelp crab (Taliepus nuttallii) at California Science Center in Los Angeles, California.

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A Southern kelp crab (Taliepus nuttallii) at California Science Center in Los Angeles, California.

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An unidentified shield bug (Eurydema sp.) at the Museo d’Orbigny Natural History Museum in Cochabamba, Bolivia.

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Red-winged blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) at Tracy Aviary.

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An acorn woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus bairdi) at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo. This bird’s name is Narwhal.

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An acorn woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus bairdi) at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo. This bird’s name is Narwhal.

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An acorn woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus bairdi) at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo. This bird’s name is Narwhal.

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A red-necked tanager (Tangara cyanocephala cyanocephala) at the Membeca Lagos Farm, near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A red-necked tanager (Tangara cyanocephala cyanocephala) at the Membeca Lagos Farm, near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A red-necked tanager (Tangara cyanocephala cyanocephala) at the Membeca Lagos Farm, near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Australian king parrot (Alisterus scapularis) crossed with a red-winged parrot (Aprosmictus erythropterus) at Parrots in Paradise, a bird attraction in Glass House Mountains, Queensland.

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A male brown eared pheasant (Crossoptilon mantchuricum) in Somerset County, England. This animal is listed as vulnerable by IUCN.

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A male brown eared pheasant (Crossoptilon mantchuricum) in Somerset County, England. This animal is listed as vulnerable by IUCN.

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A male brown eared pheasant (Crossoptilon mantchuricum) in Somerset County, England. This animal is listed as vulnerable by IUCN.

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A male brown eared pheasant (Crossoptilon mantchuricum) in Somerset County, England. This animal is listed as vulnerable by IUCN.

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A male Brazilian tanager (Ramphocelus bresilius dorsalis) at the Membeca Lagos Farm, near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A male Brazilian tanager (Ramphocelus bresilius dorsalis) at the Membeca Lagos Farm, near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A male grey pileated finch (Coryphospingus pileatus pileatus) at the Membeca Lagos Farm, near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A male grey pileated finch (Coryphospingus pileatus pileatus) at the Membeca Lagos Farm, near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A male grey pileated finch (Coryphospingus pileatus pileatus) at the Membeca Lagos Farm, near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A male grey pileated finch (Coryphospingus pileatus pileatus) at the Membeca Lagos Farm, near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A festive Amazon parrot (Amazona festiva) at Cetas-IBAMA, a wildlife rehab center in Manaus, Brazil. This is administered by IBAMA, the government wildlife agency of Brazil.

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A festive Amazon parrot (Amazona festiva) at Cetas-IBAMA, a wildlife rehab center in Manaus, Brazil. This is administered by IBAMA, the government wildlife agency of Brazil.

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A blue eared-pheasant (Crossoptilon auritum) at Tierpark Berlin.

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A blue eared-pheasant (Crossoptilon auritum) at Tierpark Berlin.

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A blue eared-pheasant (Crossoptilon auritum) at Tierpark Berlin.

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A male Elliot’s pheasant (Syrmaticus ellioti) at Tierpark Berlin.

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A male Elliot’s pheasant (Syrmaticus ellioti) at Tierpark Berlin.

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A female brown eared pheasant (Crossoptilon mantchuricum) from a private collection. This species is listed as vulnerable by IUCN.

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