Study extends the 'ecology of fear' to fear of parasites

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Study extends the 'ecology of fear' to fear of parasites

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The ecology of fear, like other concepts from predator-prey theory, also extends to parasites, new research suggests. Raccoons and squirrels would give up food, the study demonstrated, if the area was infested with larval ticks. At some level, they are weighing the value of the abandoned food against the risk of being parasitized.

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