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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    March 16 2018 , 05:31 pm
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Category: Animals , Nature
March 16th is National Panda Day! National Panda Day is devoted to celebrating and learning about this native Chinese bear. This day mostly came out of recognition that the giant panda was going extinct. The giant panda was first put on the endangered species list in 1984 as part of the Endangered Species Act by the United States. The panda has even been the face of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF); the leading wildlife conservation organization since 1961. In recent years, National Panda Day has become a little more light-hearted. The last panda census was conducted in 2014 and found that there were 1,864 pandas in the wild. This is a huge win for the panda, as it is a significant increase in population. Overall, the population has increased nearly 17% in the last decade. In September 2016 they were officially demoted from “endangered” to “vulnerable.”How Can You Help?This National Panda Day ther...
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By: Admin    December 18 2017 , 03:18 pm
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Category: Animals
What is the difference between Christmas reindeer and the more commonplace white-tailed deer you might see in your backyard?Both reindeer and white-tailed deer belong to the animal family known as Cervidae.  But they can be distinguished from each other due to certain characteristics. Read on to learn more about the Cervidae family!White-tailed DeerThe Most Common Deer on the ContinentThe family of Cervidae has over 43 species in it, including elk, moose, and deer. The most common species in the continental United States is the white-tailed deer. Aptly named for its white tail that stands erect when threatened, the white-tailed deer has a reddish-brown coat that fades to a duller brown in winter.Male deer have antlers that fall off in the winter.  A male deer, known as a buck, can grow to be as heavy as 300 pounds, although most weigh anywhere between 150 to 175 pounds. A female deer, kn...
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