I want one of my characters to explain how the protagonist is pretending not to be interested in something when in fact the reason she is avoiding it is fear. Sort of a Fox and the Grapes thing. As this character is an entomologist I thought it would be cool if she made a sort of sub text allusion to the bug/animal kingdom while giving the protagonist her pep talk. Unfortunately I myself don't know of any bug or animal (Grape deprived fox not withstanding) that exibits useful behaviour for her to describe. Anyone know of what I could google?
Thank you ^_^