Category Archives: Animals

Why Did a Badger Fill in my Post Holes?

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badgerThe Question: We dug some post holes, and next morning they were filled in. We redug and again they were filled in overnight. On the third or fourth day I happened to be outside just as dawn broke and saw a badger filling in one of the post holes. Have you ever witnessed this or heard reports of this behavior from others?
Submitted by: Lee, British Columbia, Canada

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Do dragonflies mean safe drinking water?

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dragonfly on window screenThe Question: Someone recently told our young son that if you see a dragonfly near water (such as a pond), then it is safe for humans to drink the water. Is this true?

Submitted by: Jean, Minnesota, USA

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What is this long, skinny insect?

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walking stick -2 - 800The Question: I found this on my driveway. It doesn’t look like anything I’ve ever seen. It was about 7.5 cm (3 in.) long. What is it?

walking stick - 800Submitted by: Debbie, Manitoba, Canada

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Osprey struggling to get off the water

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Beautiful slow-motion footage from the BBC shows an osprey trying to lift off with a heavy fish. ¬†Unfortunately, the narration repeats an old myth that an osprey’s talons lock and can’t be released and therefore a strong and heavy fish can pull an osprey underwater and drown it. ¬†Click here to view the video.

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