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Dungbeetle balls


Large round balls (a little larger than baseball or cricket balls) made of dung with a layer of earth/sand covering them.


Found in a sandy patch in the bushveld.


These balls had not been given the chance to incubate the dungbeetle larvae, as a larger animal (most likely a honey badger) had dug them up from the earth and broken them open to get to the larvae inside.

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1 Comment

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 7 years ago

Moved to the Arthropods category :-) Or if you want to use this as a sign for a honey badger, choose mammals.

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

Spotted on May 26, 2014
Submitted on May 26, 2014

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