My Home-Made Sea Pig Plush

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February 24, 2014 at 12:22 pmCategory:Miscellaneous Fun

sea pig animals plush

Back in 2011 I wrote a post about sea pigs, adorable but weird-looking animals that live at the bottom of the ocean (read the post here). Well, I’m a person who loves to craft and create/make things, so I recently dug out my sewing machine and got to work creating my own sewing patterns for unique stuffed animals. Poof! My cute little sea pig plush was born!

sea pig plush stuffed animal

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A Snake with all Colors of the Rainbow

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February 24, 2014 at 12:01 pmCategory:Animal Species | Reptiles & Amphibians

brazilian rainbow boa snake

Common Name: Brazilian Rainbow Boa

Scientific Name: Epicrates cenchria

Conservation Status: Not Yet Assessed

Have you ever seen a snake that can be every color of the rainbow, all at once? Now you have! The Brazilian rainbow boa is a brown, spotted snake with iridescent scales. Depending on how light reflects off its scales, this snake can look purple, green, blue, yellow, red, etc, all at the same time! The iridescence is caused by tiny, microscopic grooves and ridges on the scales, which reflect light. Read More…

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A Mouse that Sings Like a Bird!

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January 30, 2014 at 2:28 pmCategory:Animal Species | Mammals

photo by Bret Pasch, researcher at University of Texas

Common Name: Alston’s Singing Mouse, Short-Tailed Singing Mouse

Scientific Name: Scotinomys teguina

Conservation Status: Least Concern

I just love it when I learn about an entirely new, very unique animal! Have you ever heard of mice singing to attract mates and fend off competition (just like birds do)? Me neither! Make sure to see the video below.

The Alston’s singing mouse is an insect-eating, mostly diurnal (active during the day) species that lives in the forests of Costa Rica. Read More…

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Soil Centipedes

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January 30, 2014 at 12:33 pmCategory:Learn More!

I spent some time one day digging around under rocks and in the dirt to see what little critters I could find. I wasn’t disappointed! I’d seen plenty of centipedes before, but never one as long as this! Turns out it’s a soil centipede, a burrowing animal that eats insects living underground.

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Roly Poly Bugs are the Cutest, Easiest Pets!

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November 7, 2013 at 6:17 pmCategory:Caresheets | Other Pet | Pet Care

 

Well, technically those little “bugs” that roll into little protective balls when you scare them are not insects or bugs; they’re actually land-dwelling crustaceans! Cool, right? They even breathe through gills, which is why you find them in damp places like under logs and rocks. Read More…

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