When to Play Dead and When to Take the Risk

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The fight or flight response is a healthy survival feature inherent to all sentient beings.

If an animal in the wild sees or senses a predator, the fight or flight response will kick in, adrenaline will course through the system and the animal will make a choice to either stand its ground and fight the predator, perhaps making the attempt to chase it away, or to turn tail, run, and hope to escape.

We all have seen this drama unfold between the animal hunter and the hunted on wildlife and nature programs on our television screens.

Another less seen fight or flight response is playing dead…

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