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Fur and Fangs rather than Feathers and Beaks

10,000 Birds

The post Fur and Fangs rather than Feathers and Beaks first appeared on 10,000 Birds. And there are still some mammals I’d really like to see, such as the Russian flying squirrel that can be found in Finland and Estonia, or the mysterious Pyrenean Desman, which looks like a shrew but is more closely related to the Mole. One day, perhaps.

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Fur and Fangs rather than Feathers and Beaks

10,000 Birds

The post Fur and Fangs rather than Feathers and Beaks first appeared on 10,000 Birds. There had been a hard frost and the temperature was several degrees below zero: the marten didn’t look happy, and I can’t say I blamed him. Next week David looks at further mammal encounters, but herbivores rather than carnivores.

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Any clue what animal fur this might be?

Reddit Animals

I just walked into my backyard a little while ago and saw this large scattering of fur. Any clue as to what may animal left this is or what may have caused this? I wasn’t sure if it was potentially from some sort of fight, but I didn’t see any blood. I live in Central Pennsylvania, if that helps for potentially identifying the animal.

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What animal has skin flaps that can open to reveal white fur?

Reddit Animals

It opened its flaps on its chest to show white fur underneath that most of us assumed was just there and not hidden under two folds of skin. I saw that one person in the comments said that the fur smells of popcorn. I'm pretty sure it was a deer or goat that was common knowledge about its existence but never saw in real life.

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Crested and Proud

10,000 Birds

A crest is a “comb or tuft of feathers, fur, or skin on the head of a bird or other animal” Birds use them for display purposes – they can be either recumbent (not noticeable when not erect) or recursive (noticeable in all states). Quite a few bird species have crests.

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Fur Stores in Vancouver Canada Vandalized

Critter News

Four fur stories in the Vancouver, Canada, area were vandalized by animal rights activists who sprayed red paint on the windows and doors. The four stores were Capilano Furs, Speiser Furs, Snowflake Canada and Pappas Furs. Credit is being taken by ALF. Read the full story here at the Vancouver Sun.

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Raven Stripping Fur Off Dead Coyote

10,000 Birds

Our buddy Kirk Mona AKA The Twin Cities Naturalist delivers a truly compelling time lapse video of a Common Raven stripping fur from a dead coyote. Kirk even explains with his characteristic perspicacity what the corpse-robbing corvid is up to. Learn something cool today and check out this post!

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