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Rodents in open space adjust their behavioral response to the different risk levels during barn-owl attack

Shahaf Edut and David Eilam*

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Department of Zoology, Tel-Aviv University, Ramat-Aviv 69 978, Israel

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BMC Ecology 2003, 3:10  doi:10.1186/1472-6785-3-10

Published: 13 November 2003

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Spiny mouse & barn owl. The spiny mouse is moving around until the owl appears 11 minutes after the spiny mouse was introduced (00:11:02:00). It then moves to the corner and remains immobile for a while, resuming locomotion in the center with relatively long pauses, until the owl launches its attack 21 minutes after the spiny mice was introduced (00:21:41:00. The spiny mouse responds in fleeing and orienting to the owl, until being caught by the owl (00:22:07:00).

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Vole & barn owl. At first the owl is hidden and the vole moving freely. Once the owl appears and progresses to exposed roost (00:07:31:00), the vole leaps and runs to a corner, where it remains freezing until being caught by the owl (00:09:21:00).

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Vole & owl – Defensive attack. The owl is following the vole inside the enclosure. The vole escapes but then approached the owl and leaps toward the owl (00:30:50:00).

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Spiny mouse & barn owl – Escape jump. The spiny mouse escapes first to evade the attacking owl (00:14:01:00) but the it also leaps when bumping to a corner (00:14:02:13 and 00:14:05:13) or the front wall (00:14:07:00)

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