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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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Reasons That Wolves Howl

Hearing a wolf howl is one of nature’s most incredible sounds, but you may not know the reasons behind it. In this article, we look at how wolves communicate with each other. Wolves howl to communicate with other wolves. Wolves howl to assemble pack members, protect their territory from other packs, and communicate their location …

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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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How Do Reptiles Breathe?

Unless you are an avid reptile keeper, you likely don’t know about reptiles beyond the basics taught in schools. One of the most common questions people have is how they breathe? Let’s find out. Reptiles including snakes, turtles, tortoises, crocodiles, alligators, and lizards all breathe air using their lungs. Reptiles use their lungs to take …

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