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Predators are very good at spotting moving targets, as movements will easily stand out from inanimate objects and vegetation. Most prey will prefer to hide or just run if they are spotted by predators. But the chameleons prefer to blend in with the vegetation instead. This gives them the advantage that they may move in plain sight, and still not be ...


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Yes, creatures can swim different ways. If you drop a frog into water while it is in the ventral up position, it will indeed swim upside down to escape before righting itself, which occurs by rotating while swimming. If the water is too shallow, it will flop and flip before jumping away. Swimming on the surface ventral side up is kind of silly for a frog ...


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Don't know whether it was ever investigated, but I'm pretty sure, that frogs can in principle swim upside down (e.g. when escaping from predator), but they normally do not do it. One example of alternative swimming styles in animals is provided by some munnopsidid isopod crustaceans. Several genera are pelagic and have very elongated forelegs equipped with ...



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