You know the old adage often used when describing a person hiding from the truth? You might call them an ostrich. Because we all know that ostriches bury their heads in the sand when faced with danger.
Actually, that is a big old myth. Ostriches don’t actually bury their heads in the sand to avoid danger. I mean, have you seen the size of an ostrich? What possible good would it do for the huge bird to bury its rather small head, leaving the rest of him exposed? And how would it breathe? According to research, what looks like head burying is actually the momma Ostrich turning her eggs, which are buried in the sand.
However, there are animals who truly bury themselves in the sand to avoid unpleasantness. The striped pajama squid (actually a cuttlefish) buries its whole body in the sand to avoid predators and surprise…
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