06 May '11, 12am

Nature's Meanest Mommies: Yesterday we showed the love to some of nature's warm and fuzzy mothers, today it's a

Nature's Meanest Mommies: Yesterday we showed the love to some of nature's warm and fuzzy mothers, today it's a

Yesterday we showed the love to some of nature’s warm and fuzzy mothers , today it’s a trip straight to the dark side: nature’s meanest mommies. You thought Joan Crawford was bad? “No wire hangers” is nothing compared to the schemes some mothers in the animal kingdom have devised. With plot lines that make Shakespeare’s most sadistic seem sweet, many a mom in nature resort to abandonment, infanticide (often by eating their young, nice), adultery, and murder. That’s a bad mommy. Although to be fair, they really don’t know any better–these are all behaviors developed through evolution to ensure the longevity of the species. It’s a matter of species survival trumping maternal instinct. Still, cannibalism? I think I’m grateful I’m not the runt of a hamster litter–or better yet, a hamster mom… So in celebration of Mother’s Day and all the lovely things our mothers have done for...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/natures-meanest-mommies....

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