BBC Earth recently caught up with Andrew Dickerson from Georgia Institute of Technology to find out more about the science behind why animals shake when they are wet. This clip is taken from the longer study but it shows a dog, a rat, and a hedgehog shaking themselves of water in slow-motion.
Why do wet furry mammals shake? Well, BBC Earth chats with a scientist to find out. In the clip below, you will see a portion of that Earth Unplugged and BBC Earth video showing three of the animals they used as an example. If the hedgehog doesn’t make you giggle and win your heart, then the rat or dog surely will. The expression on the dog’s face is hilarious. Check out further below if you want to watch the science behind this behavior, or just hit the link directly below to watch these three adorable mammals shaking it off.
While you are here, please also enjoy the video below explaining the science behind why animals shake.