The Pros Have to Wash Hands Too
Topics: Animals, Daily Life
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”
One solution is proposed here: http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2011/04/marys_monday_metazoan_ive_alwa.php
Are you suggesting the only way is to use your finger? I thought animals rub their nose on the ground?
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.
Maybe they have super animal strength nose blowing capabilities for those tricky ones?
Super long tonuges probably come in handy
@Sumanth, they sure do.
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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