• Question: have you ever scared a middle sized animal with predator sounds?

    Asked by chris to Zoe on 12 May 2015.
    • Photo: Zoe GetmanPickering

      Zoe GetmanPickering answered on 12 May 2015:

      Does growling at my younger brother count? He did get pretty freaked out.
      I only work with insects, not mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, or amphibians. It can be very hard to get permission to scare or harm animals. There are very few rules about insects though, so I can experiment on them any time.
      I have a science joke for you
      Q. What do you get when you cross a cow with an octopus?
      A. A very angry letter from the ethics committee and an immediate loss of funding.