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Nov 25 2016

Animal of the week: A of Armadillo

Scientific name: Dasypodidae
Lifespan: Nine-banded armadillo: 12 – 15 years
Height: Nine-banded armadillo: 5.9 – 9.8 in.
Higher classification: Cingulata
Rank: Family
Mass: Giant armadillo: 62 – 71 lbs, Nine-banded armadillo: 5.5 – 14 lbs 
Grubs basic diet. Most armadillo species forage in the early morning and evening hours for a variety of invertebrates and insects, including beetles, grubs, and worms. Because, like many burrowing animals, armadillos tend to have extremely poor eyesight, their hunting skills rely on their abilities to smell their food.
Two species, the northern naked-tailed armadillo and nine-banded armadillo, are found in Central America; the latter has also reached the United States, primarily in the south-central states (notably Texas), but with a range that extends as far east as South Carolina and Florida.
In fact, only the three-banded armadillo can, curling its head and back feet and contorting its shell into a hard ball that confounds would-be predators. Armadillos live in temperate and warm habitats, including rain forests, grasslands, and semi-deserts
Sep 07 2016

Skipper in the Garage

This is Skipper.

Skipper is lucky that she is in the garage because she is usually is not allowed to stay in the garage. Sometimes she is allowed to go in when we are in the garage, when it is raining sometime we let her in,or if it is cold snowy or icey we let her in to. Most of the time she likes it better outside. We love her so much.

Sep 06 2016

Two Little Troublemakers

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Those are dog houses, NOT goat houses!!!

My mom was in the van going to work when she saw that the two dog houses were occupied not with dogs but two naughty goats!  Because it was cold outside and wet, the goats did not want to sleep outside.  For some reason, the goat house did not seem as inviting as the two dog houses side by side. Skipper the dog, that was meant  to be in the dog houses, was near the warm garage hoping that she would be able to make it open so she could get in there.

Sep 05 2016

Animal of the week: Antelope

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Antelope are herbivores, which means they eat only plants.  Although there is 1 odd exception: some duiker species have been known to kill and eat insects, small mammals, and birds. The majority of antelope tend to be content to munch on bushes and smaller trees or graze on grass.

All antelope have horns; in some species they are only found on the males, whereas in others, such as gazelles, both males and females have them. The horns are made of a bony core encased in a hard material made largely of keratin (the same substance our fingernails are made of!).

Antelopes are in the family Bovidae.  A group of antelope is called a herd. Both the male and female antelope have horns, but those of males tend to be larger.

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Aug 31 2016

Pretty Fowers

Pink Fower

White Fower

Pink Fower

Purple Fower