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Warthogs, Hippos, Badgers

Two warthogs square up for a fight.  A dirt toss with the snout is asking for trouble.  They show each other their muscular bodies, 330 lbs. of raw power.  Up to five feet in length.  They sniff each other out, detecting pheromones, hormones that seduce the ladies but prime the guys to fight.  The hairs on their backs are upright.  It's called pilo-erection, a sign of adrenalin surging through their bodies, preparation for imminent danger.  They lock teeth, the huge 20-inch canines grappling with each other.

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