My teacher said spiny mice lose their skin to protect themselves from predators. I don't understand how losing skin can help a mouse protect itself from a predator. Can someone explain please :(
Explanation from Alloprof
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Hi there !
In fact, specialists are not sure why the spiny mice are so prone to losing their, but " it is probably to defend against predators. "
The hair of the skin looks like spikes. It works like the hedgehog's tactic.
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