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  •  As usual, I am confused, AZ (4+ / 0-)

    if the lubbers are poisonous, they are at the top of their food chain then, except for pickup trucks?

    What restrains them from outbreeding the (modest) plant food supplies of Arizona?

    “The answer must be, I think, that beauty and grace are performed whether or not we will or sense them. The least we can do is try to be there.” ― Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

    by 6412093 on Sun Oct 06, 2013 at 11:14:37 AM PDT

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    •  That is an interesting question (4+ / 0-)

      As far as plant food, there is an abundance of vegetation created during the monsoon season.


      Going back to wiki which had the most information about the Horse Lubbers:

      Only invertebrates and grasshopper mice have been shown to be undeterred by adult T. eques defenses.
      Check out grasshopper mice at Wired. We have the southern grasshopper mouse which lives in the grassland and desert scrub communities.

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