Label: Animals Nobody Loves

April 22, 2010

   

Perching on the high branch of a tree at the bottom of the driveway of my house in the Hudson Highlands of New York State, was this "animal that nobody loves," an Eastern Turkey Vulture.  The Turkey Vulture is the most common vulture in the New World.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Almost exclusively a scavenger (which means it eats the carcasses of dead animals), the Turkey Vulture rarely kills for its food. The Turkey Vulture tends to hunt by itself. It uses its highly-developed sense of smell to locate carcasses even hidden beneath a forest of trees.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 The Turkey Vulture on my tree was hunting in the area of my house which includes farmland with pasture and plenty of undisturbed forested areas for perching, roosting, and nesting. The large bird nests in dark recesses beneath boulders, on cliff ledges, in hollow trees, logs, and stumps, and in abandoned buildings.

 

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April 14, 2009


Editorial Observer - Science, Mythology, Hatred, and the Fate of the Gray Wolf -  NYTimes.com

If you want to protect wolves from being hunted again to the point of extinction, then you need to protest the decision of the Interior Department to allow wolves to be hunted again. You can write to Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar at feedback@ios.doi.gov

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January 29, 2009

Did you know that a baby cockroach can crawl into your house through an opening the thickness of a penny? Read about cockroaches, rats, hyenas,  vultures and other animals nobody loves in Seymour’s book ANIMALS NOBODY LOVES. Click on Seymour Simon’s Bookstore to get a copy.

 

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January 27, 2009

Do you know that all snakes are carniverous? That is, snakes eat only other animals, no plants.

Do you know that some snakes can eat an animal that weighs more than they do? (Can you imagine eating a sandwich that weighs more than you do?) 

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January 27, 2009


How about you trying to make up your own Animal Fact or Animal Fiction?

Do you know if everything you ever heard about snakes is fact or fiction?

Read Seymour’s book SNAKES and make up your own puzzle! Send it to Email SEYMOUR SCIENCE! 

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