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6 Loudest Animals in America

One significant difference between animals and humans is that animals cannot talk. However, this doesn’t mean the animals don’t communicate. Animals can be heard snapping, roaring, and howling to find food, navigate, and attract mates. This list includes six animals that are extremely loud.  While you may know that a whale can be louder than …

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Are Opossums Dangerous?

My neighbor recently asked me if opossums were dangerous as he noticed his cat was hissing at one in his garden. Opossums look fearsome, and I see them in my garden all the time, so I told him the truth. Opossums are not aggressive or vicious but will defend themselves against pets.  Opossums may fight …

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What Sounds Do Opossums Make?

For the animal kingdom, communication is vital to surviving. Animals do not have a complex vocal communication repertoire as humans do, so they must find other ways to interact with one another. Opossums use a small number of body signals. However, the majority of their communication is through vocalizations. The North American opossum makes a …

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Are Opossums Good To Have In Your Yard?

The opossum is the only pouched animal (marsupial) native to North America. These are nocturnal species that are primarily active at night. Opossums are excellent climbers and capable swimmers, allowing them to avoid predators. These nocturnal animals are famous for faking death, which is another way to outwit their enemies.  Opossums are good to have …

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