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A reindeer cyclone in all its glory

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Eldorado
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When startled, reindeer sometimes band together and keep moving in a constant swirling motion, in a behavior that is thought to confuse predators and make it more difficult to pick out a single animal from the herd.

"It's a defense strategy, designed to confuse any predator," PBS said in the documentary. "Whether wolf, bear, or Viking – achieving a clean kill in a swirling melee like this is difficult."

IFL Science

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https://www.designboom.com/design/reindeer-cyclone-wild-way-of-vikings-pbs-04-01-2021/

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Manwon Lender
2 hours ago, Eldorado said:

When startled, reindeer sometimes band together and keep moving in a constant swirling motion, in a behavior that is thought to confuse predators and make it more difficult to pick out a single animal from the herd.

"It's a defense strategy, designed to confuse any predator," PBS said in the documentary. "Whether wolf, bear, or Viking – achieving a clean kill in a swirling melee like this is difficult."

IFL Science

51secs

https://www.designboom.com/design/reindeer-cyclone-wild-way-of-vikings-pbs-04-01-2021/

Ants will do the same thing, except unless they are interrupted they will continue to move in that spiral until they die.

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