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Stop Cats from Digging

Posted by Ahmad Faraz on Sunday, May 17, 2009, In : Cats 

The behavior of digging and creating rubble out of your well-tended garden is generally associated with typical canine behavior. But, many cat-owners would agree that this behavior is not unnatural even amongst cats. Cats can also dig your flowerbeds and reduce your yards to an ungainly pile of litter and mess. Many cat owners are bothered by such a behavior in their domesticated felines. It is especially upsetting, if your pet goes and tries his hands at your neighbor’s manicured lawn with...
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Toucan

Posted by Ahmad Faraz on Saturday, May 16, 2009, In : Toucan 

The Toco toucan is at home in South America's tropical forests but recognized everywhere. The toucan's oversized, colorful bill has made it one of the world's most popular birds.

The 7.5-inch-long (19-centimeter-long) bill may be seen as a desirable mating trait, but if so, it is one that both male and female toucans possess. In fact, both sexes use their bills to catch tasty morsels and pitch them to one another during a mating ritual fruit toss.

As a weapon, the bill is a bit more show than s...
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Toad

Posted by Ahmad Faraz on Monday, April 20, 2009, In : Toad 
No Clear Distinction: Toads and frogs are amphibians, meaning these animals are capable of living on land and in water. No clear distinction exists between toads and frogs, although the skin of a toad tends to be rougher and drier than frogs. Toads also tend to be covered with warts.

Protruding Parts: Both critters are characterized by their short, ridged body and wide head. Large protruding eyes and a noticeable eardrum on each side of the head are always on the alert for the next meal. A lar...
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Octopus

Posted by Ahmad Faraz on Sunday, April 19, 2009, In : Octopus 
Intelligent Invertebrate: The octopus — a cephalopod — is one of the largest, fastest and most intelligent of all invertebrates. Its body is rounded with long tentacles lined with powerful suckers that it uses for gripping prey and mobility. Its eyes are humanlike and adept at spotting the next meal.

From Top to Bottom: The octopus is usually a bottom dweller, but some species will use the currents along the bottom of the seabed to move from place to place. The octopus is not very maternal...
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