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Avian squatters at the end of Europe

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The Cuckoo Cuculus canorus has a bad reputation because of its habit of laying its eggs on the nests of other birds, who then raise their young. But in south-west Europe there is a bird that kicks out the sitting tenants and takes over the nest altogether. The White-rumped Swift Apus caffer , a tropical African breeding species, was only discovered breeding in Europe in the 1960s.

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Fun fact about animal psychology

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They have the neurons to remember someone who saved them. If you help a deer get an arrow out of it, it might visit you occasionally. Let's just say you throw a rock at a crow or something, that crow will try to make your life HELL.

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Why did a frog stare then jump at me?

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There was a frog on my front door and when I walked up it just stared at me and followed me when I walked other directions and then it jumped directly at me. I'm just asking because it was so freaky and they usually just jump away.

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Skunks have been terrorizing my dog.

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Every night approximately around 6:30-7:30 skunks come out at night, and snoop around in my backyard. (Where my dog normally uses the bathroom. Every night, we have to close the door before the skunks arrive, or else my dog will try, and take them 1 on 1. (Then get horribly sprayed.) He's gotten sprayed around 6 times now throughout 4-5 months. We thought it was coming from under the neighbours fence, so we blocked up all of the holes around the fence. 2 days later, WE SEE 2 OF THEM EATING S

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Unusual animal friendships

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I have never posted here, so I hope this is ok. I struggle with depression and lost my best not a few years ago and have been pet free ever since. One of the things that helps start my day positively is seeing animal pics and videos. One of my favorite themes is unusual animal friendships…it just feels so wholesome and makes me feel it’s possible to get along despite differences.

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What is this skin spot?

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Anyone know what this could be? I don’t see a head or anything indicative of it being a tick. It’s on my dog’s front paw for reference. 10 yr old shih tzu.

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Fun facts

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Hi all, I’m making an activity book for my youth group for when they go to the zoo Does anyone have any fun facts I can put in for them?

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