A lion

With the exception of apes, chimpanzees and the like, how do animals deal with boogers? A lack of fingers seems to put them at a distinct disadvantage.

Posted 27 Jun 2011


7 Responses to “Boogers in the animal kingdom”

  1. Conall on June 27th, 2011 9:16 am
  2. Ngaire on June 27th, 2011 10:03 am

    Are you suggesting the only way is to use your finger? I thought animals rub their nose on the ground?

  3. Liam on June 27th, 2011 12:33 pm

    @ Ngaire,

    How do they get those ones stuck way up in their nostrils? Blowing hard and rubbing on the grass can only free the looser/runnier ones.

  4. Ngaire on June 27th, 2011 4:46 pm

    @ Liam,

    Maybe they have super animal strength nose blowing capabilities for those tricky ones?

  5. Sumanth on June 27th, 2011 6:40 pm

    Super long tonuges probably come in handy

  6. Jim on June 27th, 2011 11:50 pm

    @Sumanth, they sure do.

  7. Conall on June 28th, 2011 9:16 am

    Nature provides the ant eater … nose picker of the animal kingdom.



    It’s a nasty job, but someone has to do it.

    Note the extremely long tongue.

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