Secret to How a Rat Can Outrun a Hawk Revealed

Secret to How a Rat Can Outrun a Hawk Revealed

Kate Baggaley
Published: 06/20/2013

Photo by Peter aka anemoneprojectors via Flickr

 

How does a rat outmaneuver a ravenous raptor like a red-tailed hawk that can dive up to 120 miles per hour? Answer: The rat has eyes in the back of its head. That is, the animal is able to move its eyes independently of each other, always keeping the skies in sight, according to a recent study by scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics and the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience in T

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