Monday, November 26, 2007

Defense Mechanism of the Bombardier Beetle, Dramatization of a True Story

by Marielle Newsome


Charles Darwin is walking through the woods one day, with a beetle in each hand. He spots a third one, and not wanting to let the others go, he pops one into his mouth.

Suddenly, his mouth feels like burning.

"Euchhh!" He spits the beetle out.

And that is how the bombardier beetle is discovered.

1 comment:

ml103 said...

Poor Charlie. Toads never quite tasted the same after that.