Science: Jitterzoo

Jitterbugs are not crazy, wrote Animal Lover Ellsworth Jaeger in Nature Magazine last week. They merely carry on ancient dance patterns which lower animals developed eons before man appeared on the earth. Jive-Justifier Jaeger described jitterbug patterns of 16 animals, ranging all the way from "thread legged bugs" to caribou. Samples:

> Sometimes at dawn turkeys go "high-stepping." With lifted wings they hop, jump up & down, then spring forward. During this "Turkey Trot," the hens sing "quit, quit," while the gobblers make high-pitched rattles "like a hard wood stick scraped rapidly along a picket fence."

> At dusk, skunks often...

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