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As male wolf spiders go searching for a mate, the study said, it appears they eavesdrop, match and even try to outdo the mating dances of their successful rivals, a behaviour seen mainly in vertebrate animals.
8 ROBERT WILSON, I LA GALIGO (2004) Watching this epic Indonesian-myth-based production, I saw my two divergent worlds together for the first time: the hard, well-lit, rational world of intellect and conceptual analysis that had formed me in the cold, gray metropolis of the American Northeast rapt in an elaborate mating dance with something else close to my core, yet so very different.
NOT a far cry from some of the more interesting sights seen in Wales' pubs and bars on a Saturday night, the peculiar mating dance of the black grouse is something not to be missed.
Tribe's costumes were hilarious, and the mating dance was a hoot (with its echo of Carmen).
At times, and particularly just prior the new and full moons, tarpon can be found daisy chaining--milling around in circles doing what amounts to a mating dance prior to heading offshore to spawn.
This produces some breathtaking sights such as deer rutting in the autumn, Mad March hares boxing and the mating dance of adders.
The hen cooing in awe of the peacock's mating dance, perhaps?
s un-solicited takeover bid left investors guessing the next move in a tense mating dance that may hatch a more imposing challenger to Google Inc.
In the mating dance of elephants, certainly some smaller animals underfoot are sure to be hurt.
Other wonders include the tenderness of salt water crocodiles - known to us all as cold-blood, prehistoric killers, yet seen here in a mating dance with the courting couple blowing bubbles at each other, before the one-ton, 20-foot male gently strokes his much smaller partner's back.
I don't see the difference in quality between a performance of the Boston Ballet and the mating dance of birds.