Galloping dung beetles

Look carefully and you will see them tearing up the desert on the hunt for dried turd.
This dung beetle does something none of their kin do-they gallop.
And why do they gallop?
That is the million dollar question the scientists want to answer.
They do have their suspicions; one of them is that the insect does it so it can keep count of its steps so it can find its way home.
But here is a video of the beetle in full stride.

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About Shaun Smillie

Journalist, with a love of bones, fossils and other things dug up. Fisherman and occasional beer maker.
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