Friday, September 07, 2007

HABITS

"When a male grizzly rubs a pine tree with his backside, it's not to satisfy an itch but to ward off competition while he looks for a female, according to research to be unveiled next week.
By leaving his scent on a 'rub tree', a male bear may be trying to avoid a tooth-and-claw fight with another male on the prowl, says ecologist Dr Owen Nevin from the UK's University of Cumbria.
When bears clash, it can lead to debilitating injuries, even death, so bark-rubbing is a safer alternative to a showdown."

Feel free to use the comments section to speculate about why blokes rub their balls.

14 comments:

R.H. said...

Blokes scratch their knackers because they're itchy. Feminists scratch their heads because they ain't got knackers. And want to know why.

nailpolishblues said...

Oh, r.h., we have enough ugly bits without adding knackers.

Brian Hughes said...

What I want to know is why Sedgwick also rubs his arse against trees (thus creating the devestating annual bush fires...both on and off his body). Perhaps it's just his way of flossing.

JahTeh said...

Oh dear, bad case of crotch crickets RH? Feminists don't need clanky bits to prove they're better.

Nails, we do not have ugly bits, the Goddess did not give us ugly bits just incomplete lovely.

I can tell you Digger Hughes, his arse would be lost on a tree, twigs is more his style and fit. He's a skinny little ferret, all brain and no brawn.

phil said...

Every time I rub my balls against a tree I get either splinters or very puzzled looks.

What I don't get is any satisfaction.

Ann O'Dyne said...

So RH doesn't think human knacker-scratching is a 'territorial marking activity', but
is John APEC Howard
rubbing himself against a Bush ?

JahTeh said...

That's a bit strange Phil, I mean Queensland is full of Palm trees isn't it?

Good one Annie O, I was eating a chocolate hazelnut icecream when I read that, almost, almost, put me off it. You realize I'll never get rid of that image.

Andrew said...

Nice work Ann O'Dyne. Why do blokes with Mediterranean heritage scratch and rearrange so much?

RH scratches because he needs to shower.

JahTeh said...

Hah, I knew it, crotch crickets.

R.H. said...
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R.H. said...

Well let's just say, I don't waste water. I pour it on my garden, instead of myself.

Maria said...

"Because they're there"

It's the only universal explanation I can come up with.

JahTeh said...

Rh, why don't you stand in the garden while pouring the water on the plants? A bit like a human fountain but do it in the dark.

Maria, men are natural born fiddlers, if it's within reach they'll play with it.

Middle Child said...

It starts when they are too young to be territorial...or is it inborn from day 1 ?