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A High School Teacher Is Fired After A Student Records Him Drowning A Wild Opossum And Two Raccoons During Class

January 7th, 2019

It goes without saying that many people are sensitive to the killing of animals, and this is especially true when it comes to cute animals. Although wild animals like raccoons, opossums, rats and squirrels are considered nuisance animals due to their habit of causing problems within human populated areas, most people agree that such animals…

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Opossums Used To Celebrate the New Year in Georgia

January 4th, 2019

Everyone is familiar with the New Year’s tradition of watching the ball drop in Times Square in New York City at the stroke of midnight, after which you are supposed to kiss someone to bring in the new year. We humans have been celebrating the new year for at least 4,000 years according to historians.…

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A Dangerous Species Of Recluse Spider Ate A Part Of A Woman’s Ear

January 3rd, 2019

Brown recluse spiders belong to the Loxosceles genus, which comprises 103 known species. These spiders can be found in numerous regions all over the world, including the Americas, Asia and Europe. The brown recluse is notorious for inflicting bites that sometimes develop into necrotic lesions. In addition to tissue necrosis, a brown recluse bite can…

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Black Widow Bite Leaves Man Unable to Pee

January 2nd, 2019

Nobody wants to get bitten by a spider, let alone a black widow. The resulting pain and sickness is bad enough, but one man got even more than this after his unfortunate meeting with a black widow spider. You don’t generally associate losing the ability to pee with getting a black widow bite, but this…

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Male Cockroaches Are Particularly Flirtatious With Females

December 28th, 2018

Male Cockroaches Are Particularly Flirtatious With Females Think what you want about insects, but there is no denying that the creatures do not waste much time when it comes to passing on their genes. Insects are millions of years old and are therefore well adapted to their earthly habitats. Insects are biologically built to produce…

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Americans Were Once Encouraged To Exchange Gopher Scalps For Money In An Early Effort To Control Problematic Gopher Populations

December 27th, 2018

Pocket gophers, or simply gophers, as they are usually called, are widespread pests in the United States. Gophers belong to the Geomyidae family and there exists 35 documented species in North and South America. Gophers are major pests to agricultural crops, home gardens, particular landscapes, and forest regeneration efforts. Gophers also burrow beneath homes and…

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Numerous Bats Are Killed Daily By Wind Turbines

December 26th, 2018

It is a good thing that politicians in the state of Texas have embraced alternative power sources, like wind turbines, even if it means that a few bats will die. Most people are probably unaware of the unfortunate association between bats and wind turbines. To put it simply, bats are flying into wind turbines and…

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Government Officials In Florida Are Giving Away Free Untreated Mulch That Is Likely Infested With Termites

December 21st, 2018

Considering that termites are universally known for consuming wood, it makes sense for people to be concerned about purchasing termite-contaminated mulch. In order to ensure that commercially available mulch is not contaminated with termites, regulations require suppliers to subject their mulch products to a decontamination process before being sold to distributors. In fact, it is…

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How Do Termites Move Large Amounts Of Water For Mound Construction Purposes?

December 19th, 2018

Considering the vast number of termite species that have been documented by researchers thus far, it should not be surprising to learn that there exists a variety of different types of termite nests as well. For example, mound-building termites, as their name implies, build nests that protrude from the ground. Most subterranean termites construct cryptic…

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The Edible Termites That Bite Your Tongue

December 18th, 2018

In the country of South Africa, many citizens have fallen ill from an infection known as listeriosis. Beginning in January of this year several children fell ill from listeriosis. As of March second, the amount of South Africans reported to be infected with listeriosis reached just under one thousand. Unfortunately, one hundred and eighty South…

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