In the evolutionary scheme of things, predators and prey often adapt to each other’s tactics.
For instance, when fish started swimming upwards to escape hungry dolphins, the dolphins developed “smiling” mouths….the better to catch upwards-swimming fish with.
In the same way, when Cheerios began assuming complex disguises to evade dangerous predators (with feathers), those predators developed keen powers of vision to distinguish the tasty “Cheerio” from the un-tasty “disguise.”
Author: Shannon Cutts
Co-Author: Pearl Cutts