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Rubes Cartoons - Tales from a Twisted Mind

RSS By: Leigh Rubin,

A cartoonish look at life...

Can you see me now?

Aug 27, 2009

I was just reading a fascinating article in National Geographic on how animals use camouflage. It’s simply amazing the number of clever ways insects disguise themselves as well as using other “tricks” in order to survive. Particularly interesting was a certain type of caterpillar that munches away around the edges of leaves leaving them smaller yet still symmetrical in shape. Birds which prey on caterpillars look for more obvious signs of caterpillar activity (irregularly munched and damaged leaves) and completely miss the now plump prey. Speaking of hiding out, I will be cleverly disguised as a wacky cartoonist this Friday and Saturday in Sacramento at the California State Fair. Please come over and say hi. (If you can find me!)*

 *Hint! Come meet Leigh in the Author's Booth! (inside the A/B Building) Friday Aug 28 from 10am to 4pm and Saturday August 29 from 4 pm to 10 pm.



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