Sometimes the Law of Unintended Consequences has teeth. In this case, people forgot that cats and canines tend to disagree. The bigger each species is, the more likely their arguments are to end in death. That is what is happening in the American west as wolves spread into the mountains once more. The canines are … Continue reading Big Cats vs. Big Dogs
Take a look at this fascinating article, readers! Kīlauea’s Lava Lake Is Back, and Volcanologists Are Bubbling With Excitement There’s uncertainty, but the eruption is confined to the summit caldera. BY ROBIN GEORGE ANDREWS DECEMBER 23, 2020 LIKE IN MANY PARTS OF the world, 2020 has been an atrocious year for America: pandemic, wildfires, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, and more. “But then … Continue reading A Hot Take on a Steamy Subject
No, that is not the title of the latest Franklin* book, readers. The story below is about a new turtle species discovered in April of last year. The one in the photograph has a surprisingly friendly expression on its face, for a creature which swallows its prey in one gulp. Click the link to learn … Continue reading A New Turtle in Town
No, that isn’t a joke, readers. There is a species of squirrel in India that has multi-colored fur. While the pictures that made it into the article below may have come from a camera with the “vibrancy” setting on his camera, the fact is that these tree-loving rodents have fur “of another color!”* So if … Continue reading Rainbow….Squirrels?!
Click the link to discover five things you may not know about bats, readers: Five Reasons to Love Bats October 27th, 2020 BY Erin Malsbury Bats have had a rough year. Brought into the limelight by the coronavirus pandemic, their already spooky public image took wing for the worse. But they have more to worry … Continue reading Information Which Will Make You Go Batty
Learn more about this fascinating cat through the link below, readers: COMMON NAME: Caracal SCIENTIFIC NAME: Caracal caracal DIET: Carnivore SIZE: Two feet to 3.5 feet long WEIGHT: 25 to 40 pounds IUCN RED LIST STATUS: ? Least Concern CURRENT POPULATION TREND: Unknown What is a caracal? This medium-size wildcat roams the savannas, deserts, and forests of much of Africa and … Continue reading Stalking the Wild
Learn more about these volatile finds through the link, readers! Thawing Permafrost Is Creating Pingos Which Are Likely To Explode Oct 27, 2020 Ian Harvey Because of climate change and the melting of permafrost in Siberia, craters have begun to appear across the icy tundra on the Yamal and Gydan peninsulas. The craters are exploded … Continue reading Explosive Discoveries….
Have you ever heard of the Sand Cat? If not, this link will tell you more about this beautiful little desert feline. And if you are wondering how this information could possibly apply to fiction, check out Andre Norton’s novel Beast Master*. There is a very big sand cat in that story. One who is … Continue reading Sneaky, Sandy Felines….
The video below is a fascinating look at the many crocodiles and alligators which inhabit this world. In the United States there are only two types of this species. Americans can differentiate between them due to their snout shape. Alligators here have a broad muzzle, while the American crocodile has a narrow snout. For those … Continue reading “Never Smile at a Crocodile…”
Find out more about this intriguing animal through the link, readers: Facts About Jackals By Alina Bradford - Live Science Contributor January 27, 2017 Jackals are a type of canine, animals that are related to dogs, coyotes, foxes and wolves. They look like a cross between a German shepherd and a fox. They have the fox's small face, … Continue reading African Canine