Both butterflies are orange and black, with one big difference: Monarch butterflies are poisonous and Viceroys are not. By having the same coloration as the Monarchs, Viceroys protect themselves from predators who avoid Monarchs because of their poison.
Pretty sneaky, right? Viceroy butterfly. Image from here. Monarch butterfly. Safety in numbers: Forming herds or schools is an effective defense technique. Many fish swim in large groups called schools that can confuse a predator because of all the tiny bodies moving. This also allows most of the fish to dodge the predator as it approaches the school.
A school of jack mackerel fish. Running away: Self-explanatory, no? Many prey species are really fast runners. Some animals combine running with other techniques: squid use a squirt of ink to confuse predators, then swim away and hide before the ink has cleared.
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Animal Defenses: How Animals Protect Themselves
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