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ARE YOU READY?!?! #2019MMM
TONIGHT'S BATTLE FOR #2019MMM CHAMPION HAPPENS NOW!
(or rather the battle happens AFTER some very important pomp & circumstance) #2019MMM
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Before I start, I want to acknowledge the work @TCastanea and @c_n_anderson put in on this. It was a team effort #2019MMM
First up tonight we have the winner of the CAT-e-GORY division: the Sea Lion against the terrible TAG TEAM twosome. Individually they are the Mongoose and the Warthog, but you know them as theeee WARRRRRGOOSE #2019MMM
Tonight's battle again features a randomly selected habitat. Let's check the machine.. and it comes up with.... Oh folks this is interesting, tonight's battle takes place in the Thorn Forests of the Deccan Plateau in the Southwest of India #2019MMM (Img wikimedia)
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Next up from the TAG TEAM division #2-seed Coyote & Badger #BadYote vs. #3-seed Warthog & Banded Mongoose #WarGoose #2019MMM
Badgers sometimes cache food underground. This timelapse video of a badger burying AN ENTIRE COW is #magical: #2019MMM
Although carnivores, Coyotes frequently eat fruit including native Pawpaw. Pawpaw seeds actually germinate more frequently following coyote consumption, possibly making coyotes key long distance seed dispersers (bit.ly/2JHEssh). #2019MMM
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Next up: 3rd seed Banded Mongoose & Warthog (Team #WarGoose) vs. 6th seed Diana Monkey & Red Colobus Monkey (#SimianSquad). (Collaborative Narration w/ @tinkeringprim8) #2019MMM
Mongooses are cooperative breeders & males play an important role guarding young (Rood 1974). #ActualLivingScientist Sarah Hodge posits males pay lower costs of weight loss from helping than do females #2019MMM exeter.ac.uk/about/vision/e…
Female warthogs can raise their young along or cooperatively with other females who help by babysitting. pubag.nal.usda.gov/catalog/71317 #2019MMM
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NEXT UP: 3rd seed Banded Mongoose (Mungos mungo) & Warthog (Phacochoerus africanus) vs 14th seed Burying beetles (Nicrophorus vespilloides) & phoretic mites (Poecilochirus carabi) #2019MMM
Our combatants today have two different approaches to team work. #WarGoose enjoys relaxing spa days with snacks, while #TeamArthropod involves a hot & heavy race for dead bodies. #2019MMM
Team #WarGoose =
1. Warthogs-sturdy & pugnacious, armed with sharp gnashing tusks + an inclination to use them against anyone with a taste for pork.
2. Banded mongoose- much smaller, social, death to smol crunchy things. #2019MMM
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