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There is an interesting theory that deer ticks and associated diseases are in a symbiosis with deer by damaging predators and competing species that haven't co-evolved.

This tick/disease would be at the maxima of such a natural selection, able to achieve symbiosis perfectly with herbivores it hasn't co-evolved with. A biased probability sort of coincidence. ;)






Co-evolved with herbivores to damage carnivores? Insidious!

There's probably a way to check for that.




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