Category: Animals

Jul 06 2016

My Fish

 

I love my fish.

They are pretty and cute.

They are fun to watch.

I could watch them for hours.

I love my fish.

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Jul 05 2016

Oreo – My Goat

Oreo looking back at me.

Oreo is my pet goat!  Our family has had him for several years now.  He is black with white on his tummy.  Oreo is a Nigerian Dwarf goat.  He is a boy.  Oreo likes to play, eat lots of leaves, and is very funny.

Leader Oreo.

Snowball and Oreo are always near each other no matter if they are in the yard, their pen, or planning a way to escape into my Mom’s flower gardens.  Last week they got out and ate my Mom’s new plant and blueberry bush (she was not happy), but they goats thought it was a great treat!

Relaxing after all that eating!

Oreo relaxing after eating all his goodies.  Goats like cows will often be seen laying down chewing on their cud.  If you ever watch a goat long enough and it looks like they are just standing or laying their chewing a big piece of bubble gum….they are actually chewing their cud.  A pretty interesting process, the way their stomachs work (very different from our stomach).

Did you know that goats LOVE poison ivy?!  How is it that they can eat a plant that causing so many people to break out in a rash for days or even weeks?  Animals are truly amazing and Oreo is my silly goat who I love, even though he is naughty at times!

Jul 04 2016

Animal of the Week: A for Aardvark!

Aardvark

Scientific name: Orycteropus afer

Mass: 88 – 140 lbs (Adult)

Length: 3.3 – 4.3 ft. (Adult, Without Tail)
Lift Span: About 20 Years
Height: 2 Metes
The aardvark is about the size of a medium dog and they enjoy spending their days in dark.  Their favorite spot to hang out during the day is in their underground burrows.  Why do they like to stay underground during the day? If you guessed to avoid the heat of the day you are correct.   Aardvark is most commonly found in Africa and South of Sahara. Although you can occasionally spot one in a zoo!  The Aardvark’s tongue can be up to 12 in (30.5 cm) long!  Wow, that’s a LONG TONGUE!   The word for aardvark in South Africa means “earth pig.”   Aardvarks are mammals. They are similar in some characteristics as other mammals.

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Jun 20 2016

Lizard in Our Yard

We found this lizard in our yard.  It was under the mud and sand in the yard by our jungle gym. I wanted to keep it, but it ran away.  My mom said she would not let me keep it.  She is not a big fan of lizard or snakes, they startle her.  I don’t think she would like one living in our house, even though I would really love to have one for a pet!

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Jun 14 2016

Renaissance Festival

My family went to the Renaissance Festival in Atlanta, Georgia.  It was a lot of fun watching all the skits, seeing all the shows, going on the rides, and all of the fun activities.  My favorite part of the Renaissance Festival is when my Dad let me buy my first sword! When we were there, we saw a performer that roped kids, juggled flaming torches, and made jokes. The two best shows, according to Brina, were the dog and  Birds of  Prey Show.