Who knew squirrels could be so smart? Apparently, California squirrels are fed up with rattlesnakes and so do what each of us would do under similar circumstances:
Heat up our tails and shake them vigorously at the snakes.
But apparently it isn't just a reflex, because they only do it with rattlesnakes.
Confronted by gopher snakes, which can't sense heat, the squirrels wave their tails vigorously, but don't bother to heat them up.
It makes me wonder why we don't do the same to Microsoft and other would-be predators on open source.… Read more