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Old 04-09-2010, 08:04 PM United States
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Originally Posted by Ippo456 View Post
How is the kit (which I'm assuming is still in the mom's stomach) being reabsorbed?
It's a kind of defense mechanism that some animals have. When a fetus is non-viable or something goes wrong in utero the body breaks down the fetus allowing the mother to essentially reabsorb the kit. The purpose is to save the mother from birthing a carcass that could attract predators.

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