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Author Topic: Why do animals tongues stick out when they die but dead humans don't?  (Read 545 times)

Offline P-Kasso2

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I first noticed this with deer but also dead cows do it. It seems very strange. Why do they do it and we don't.
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I suspect it is down to the length of the tongue and shape of the mouth - most animals have much wider mouths, so their tongues (like dogs) can naturally flop out of the side of their mouth, whereas the relaxed position for a human's tongue is behind the lips.