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Cow Appreciation Day
By: Admin    July 12 2018 , 10:23 pm
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Category: Ideas , Animals
Crazy about cows? Cow Appreciation Day is an annual holiday in July to celebrate beautiful bovines! This day started as a witty marketing campaign for the popular fast food restaurant, Chick-fil-A, which encouraged the public to “Eat Mor Chikin” as opposed to beef. Cow Appreciation Day can be about much more than just eating fried chicken though. Skip the steak and hamburgers and show your appreciation for the humble cow. Cool Cow Facts If your closest interaction with a cow has been a glass of milk, you might be surprised to know there is a lot more to them than meets the eye (or plate). Just like humans, cows have best friends! They are very social creatures and hate to be alone. When they are around their best friend, it heightens their intelligence and makes them feel calmer. Cows are red-green colorblind. So the popular trope of bulls being angered by red flags in...
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Finding a Baby Bird
By: Admin    June 15 2018 , 10:19 am
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Category: Eco-Friendly , Birds
What should you do with an abandoned baby bird? Finding a baby bird fallen out of its nest is not uncommon for this time of year, but what steps should you take? How can you save this baby’s life? You have probably heard conflicting information as to how to identify if a bird is even injured and in need of attention. There are many misconceptions out there and it is good to know the best way to help out our feathered friends. Perhaps one of the biggest misconceptions that has been passed along for generations is the myth that if you touch a baby bird, the mother bird will smell human on it and reject her baby. A bird’s sense of smell is actually not very acute, but even so it will not reject its baby for smelling like a human. While untrue, this tale has probably saved many bird lives by dissuading children from touching them. Helping a Fledgling Baby birds in the fledgling...
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All About Foxes
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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The Dangers of Feeding Wildlife
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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How to Keep Wildlife Out of Your Garden
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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