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Day 118 - Little Dreamer by MonsterBrand Day 118 - Little Dreamer by MonsterBrand

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photo *MonsterBrand

This little meerkat was put on sentry duty for the day.
"When it comes to looking out for danger, few creatures are as vigilant as
meerkats. Meerkats are active during the day, spending most of the time
looking for food. During this time they are vulnerable to predators, such
as birds of prey, snakes, monitor lizards, and any other large carnivore.
To protect the colony, one meerkat usually has sentry duty while the
others hunt. The sentry takes up a position high on a rock or log. He
or she sits erect, even standing sometimes, sniffing the wind and
scanning the area for danger. If this look-out detects trouble, it lets
out one of several alarm calls. One call means, "Danger is imminent,
run for cover!" A different call means, "Danger might be nearby, so
be on guard."
- Excerpt from Brookfield Zoo

*Part of my "One photo a day for an entire year" Project.
You can follow the progress of this one-year-long project
here in my DeviantArt gallery: [link]


Miss-DNL Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful~:heart:
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