Defense Mechanism?

A defense mechanism is a reflexive, instinctual bodily reaction to a dangerous situation. Almost all animals, and many plants, have developed different defense mechanisms when experiencing threats from within and from without their own species. For example, skunk’s defense mechanism is to spray a noxious collection of chemicals from its anal glands towards the eyes, nose, and mouth of approaching predators. In some cases, such as in moose, elephants, and some wild canids, an animal’s defense mechanism can involve displays of aggression.



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