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Hello /an/, I have a question regarding how certain prey animals detect predators - that is - can some animals recognize predators by where their eyes are aligned on their face?
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>>2288512
im not sure but i know different eye reflections are different colors in the dark
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>>2288512
They most likely go by silhouettes. For a horse, anything that doesn't look like a horse = possible threat, and they act accordingly. If they waited til they could see the orientation of their eyes they'd be dead.
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>>2288512
I'm pretty sure they make judgement calls based on the movement of the other animals.
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>>2288512
oh absolutely. its one of the reason why two glaring, adjacent eyes is a universal threat display and why aposomatic animals often appear to have to adjacent, unblinking eyes, e.g. Saturniid moths
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>>2288512
if prey were actually able to reliably detect predators there'd be no predators.
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>>2288545
That would make sense, but what about animals in the African Savannah that migrate to water holes during dry seasons? The common zebra must share the same territory with other prey animals, how does it diffetenciate? Do they eventually identify certain species as a non threat?
>>2288554
This makes sense as well.
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>>2288668
It knows what a lion or leopard is, what ever physical trait is the trigger.
Hell, deer can differentiate between hunters and non-threatening humans.
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>>2288670
I see, thank you for your explanation.
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>>2288670
>Hell, deer can differentiate between hunters and non-threatening humans.

Elephants can tell the difference between male and female humans and between blacks and whites.

Elephants absolutely hate black males because they're the ones commonly doing the hunting.
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>>2288512
I remember reading that rabbits almost have a 360 range of vision because their eyes are on opposite sides of their head.
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