January 9, 2011

Pausing to laugh at ourselves

Here's a more-than-hilarious video of animal voice-overs from the BBC.

The anthropomorphisms in the video probably will make some of my colleagues shudder--one of the first lessons we teach in Animal Behavior classes is to be careful ascribing human traits and behaviors to animals.

However, Aldo Leopold, as he wrote "A Sand County Almanac" used anthropomorphism as a technique to show that humans and animals were all part of the same community. Not a bad thing to remember. And, it's just darn funny.

"Allen!" "Allen!" "Allen!"


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