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By: Admin    May 14 2018 , 10:37 am
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Category: Animals , Facts
Fantastic Foxes! Foxes can be found all over the world – probably even in your own backyard. Beyond their distinctive coats and playful natures, there are a lot of interesting facts about these furry creatures. Foxes, although wild, have been domesticated successfully before and can even be purchased as pets. In the wild, foxes can be glimpsed having playful moments, like this fox caught playing with a golf ball. Young foxes have even been known to tear up gardens with their playful antics, which might lead some homeowners to deter these furry critters. Foxes are closely related to dogs, but also share numerous similarities to cats such as their vertical pupils and the way they walk on their toes. Foxes are also nocturnal hunters, like cats, and have retractable claws that allow them to climb trees. Foxes can run up to 45 miles per hour, which almost rivals the speed of blackbuck ...
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By: Admin    April 25 2018 , 01:48 pm
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Category: Animals , Nature
Why shouldn’t you feed wildlife? The idea of a deer coming up to you and eating straight out of the palm of your hand sounds like such a surreal and perfect moment. However, this is one fairytale moment that should come with a warning label. Feeding wildlife can have a long-lasting negative effect on the life of the animal, in many cases. There are a few exceptions to this rule, but in general, it is a good idea to avoid feeding wildlife.Why is Feeding Dangerous?One of the main reasons to not feed wildlife is the bond it creates. This may sound exactly like what you are wanting, but not everyone has the same kind-hearted intentions for the animal in question. If deer or other wildlife start to imprint on humans, they lose their sense of fear which could make them a much easier target for hunters or a nuisance in an urban environment. Especially if you are feeding from your car, the animals will learn...
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By: Admin    April 23 2018 , 11:59 am
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Category: Gardening , Animals
Guard Your Garden!One of the biggest headaches any gardener will face when they start to see success is furry little thieves. Although adorable, creatures like deer, squirrels, groundhogs, rabbits, and moles will eat and destroy your hard work. Fortunately, there are a few steps you can take to try and prevent this.The first step is to identify what animal the invader is. A fence is a good option for keeping critters out, but if your animal problem is deer, they can jump right over the fence. If your garden has squirrel invaders, they can simply climb over fences. Look for tracks and patterns specific to the animals in your region that match the ones in your garden. Once you have figured out what creatures are causing mayhem, you can plan your next move!Fighting with FencingPutting up a fence will keep out critters such as rabbits and other small mammals. Making the fence taller could at least make it ...
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By: Admin    April 20 2018 , 08:00 am
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Category: Animals
Birds are not the only migratory animals.Fish are a significant food source for many species across the world, including humans. The species that migrate play a particularly important part in various ecosystems.It is not uncommon for a school of migrating fish to travel thousands of miles through freezing temperatures to reach their destination. Their migration patterns are fascinating and truly impressive.The World Fish Migration Foundation has claimed April 21st as World Fish Migration Day (WFMD) to celebrate this amazing feat and observe it globally. The goal and hope of this foundation is “to improve the public’s understanding of the importance of migratory fish, the need for healthy rivers, the communities that depend on both, and the options we have to minimize or avoid impacts...”Magnificent MigrationsOne of the most well-known fish migrations is the salmon migration. A species of salmon c...
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By: Admin    April 17 2018 , 08:00 am
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Category: Animals , Facts
Did you know that April is the best time to spot bats? Around mid-April, these fascinating creatures come out of hibernation and that is why April 17th has been declared Bat Appreciation Day.There are estimated to be 1,200 species of bats in the world, 48 of which are right here in the United States. That makes up 20 percent of all mammals! Culturally, bats have garnered a bit of a bad reputation. So this April 17th spread the word on bats and separate fact from fiction.Debunking Common MythsOut of the entire animal kingdom, bats probably have some of the worst rumors associated with them. Bats are commonly associated with vampires, which have been a part of folklore in many different cultures. Vampires could supposedly disguise themselves as bats, and bats were also thought to drink blood. There is a lot of interesting folklore and information as to why people associated the two, which you can read ab...
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