Well, not me personally, I’m a rather happy dung beetle, especially now that all my dung needs are more than catered for, since Marti’s backyard is full of golden retriever dung.
But, I digress, this poor fellow dung beetle hasn’t yet discovered that round dung balls are better for rolling when compared with cube shaped dung balls.
Watch this 5 minute Minuscule animation called Dung Beetle Blues to see how tough life can be when all you have is a cubed dung ‘ball’
….That is the million dollar question.
But the reality is, it’s quite simple for me. Of the three options out there for us dung beetles: roll, dwell or tunnel, rolling is definitely the way to go.
Here are some good reasons to roll:
You get to play ball all day long. Not many people get a job as fun as that.
You get to spend the day in the beautiful outdoors. Tunnellers and dwellers spend time inside. Dwellers live inside the dung and tunnellers dig underground, taking their dung with them.
If you’re really hungry, you can make super dooper balls of dung like the one in the photo of me. And better still, because I’m a roller, I can easily roll it quickly away from other hungry dung beetles. The competition is always fierce. Luckily for me, my species of dung beetle is super strong. We have been observed to lift over 1,000 times our own body weight in dung, so rolling a ball as big as the picture, is easy peasey.