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6214FINDING FOODFINDING FOOD1991color47 minvhs (Trials of Life: A Natural History of Behavior series, Part 3) Whatever the strategy or preferred taste, the vital quest for food opens up a complex world of intrigue and cunning, of ploy and counter ploy. Animals can avoid becoming someone's dinner by running away or hiding. Plants, hampered by immobility, have developed surprising ways to protect themselves, ranging from poison "cocktails" in their leaves to armor-plated cases for their seeds. Hungry consumers of such plants have adopted a wide variety of clever strategies to get around these tricks. Not all plants are so uncooperative. Some use brilliant displays to encourage animal visitors whose feeding activity provides vital cross pollinization.