Re: Waking up covered in dew
Nick Maclaren (firstname.lastname@example.org)
15 Aug 1996 14:09:24 GMT
In article <email@example.com>, Paul Crowley <Paul@crowleyp.demon.co.uk> writes:
|> In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>
|> email@example.com "Thomas R. Holtz, Jr." writes:
|> > Or they covered themselves with vegetation at night, much as other
|> > anthropoids do today? Granted, you lose the big broadleaf plants as
|> > you leave the tropics, but that doesn't mean they didn't use some form
|> > of vegetation blanket at night.
|> Other anthropoids don't cover themselves. Chimps and female
|> gorillas make nests in trees by folding over branches; but they
|> rest *on* them. Big male gorillas rest on a similar "nests" on
|> the ground.
|> In any case, I can't see a "vegetation blanket". Not unless it
|> is carefully "woven" with rushes or lianas or the like; then it
|> becomes a possession to be carried around.
It is certainly possible and some animals produce one - hedgehogs,
for example. Just collect together a pile of dryish leaves and
burrow into it. Animals the size of humans need really quite a
lot of material, which wouldn't make it easy in all environments.
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