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There can only be one winner in this fight for a smelly prize.
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Two individuals fighting over a ball of dung sounds like a metaphor for a bad love triangle. But for dung beetles, it’s survival. Dung is a valuable resource, used as food and as a nursery for beetle babies. Each beetle is trying to throw the other off-balance. When one beetle is thrown off, balance it becomes vulnerable to injury because its wings are exposed. One species, the bull-headed dung beetle, has astounding strength for its size. They can pull up to 1,141 times their own weight. After each beetle takes a turn in control of the dung, one eventually concedes and scampers off.

Read more in "https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2019/01/beetles-fight-over-dung-ball/"

Dung Beetles Battle for a Ball of Poop | Nat Geo Wild
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