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Beetle fights bass in mouthwash duel

3:47pm, January 16, 2004

A whirligig beetle seeps white goo when pestered, and that slow ooze—instead of a big squirt—gives the beetle a chance in a life-or-death contest inside a fish's mouth, say Cornell University researchers.

When a largemouth black bass gets a mouthful of beetle, the fish doesn't swallow immediately, report Thomas Eisner an

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