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Misunderstood Animals

I constantly have random thoughts. All the time. In fact it’s hard for me to pay attention during conversations. For shiz, when I was younger (before it was cool) I was “diagnosed” with ADD. Yah. I like shiny things.

Which leads me into my current “random thought” and post title. Misunderstood animals. Y’all know what I’m talking about, there are animals in this world that are rarely liked, much less loved. I have an odd affection for misunderstood animals. There’s often something ominous, ugly, or they have terrible reputations… but, I still have a soft sport for them. Oh!  Feel the Looove…

A group of Ravens is called an Unkindness.
They feed on fruits, seeds, nuts, fish, carrion, small animals, food remains and garbage. They even dig on snow to inspect plastic bags with waste.
Raven’s calls can express tenderness, happiness, surprise, emotion or rage.  Some say they can be even taught to learn the human speech (Nevermore!!).
They’re highly intelligent.  Ravens have a high learning ability & problem solving logic.
Celtic and Germanic tribes, as well as American Indians and Siberian people, once believed the raven to be the creator of the visible world.
According to legend, if the ravens leave the Tower of London, the fortress and the British kingdom will fall…
Form strong family groups, pups are taken care of by both parents.
Are strong swimmers, and have colonized the Elizabeth Islands off the coast of Massachusetts.
They’re omnivores.
Coyotes walk on their toes! Sneaky bastards.
Coyotes use a lot of vocalizations to communicate with one another. Howls, yelps, and high-pitched cries are best known, but they also bark, growl, wail, and squeal sometimes. Family groups yelping in unison can create the illusion of a dozen or more performing together.
Are North America’s only marsupial mammal!
They have more teeth than any other land mammal (50).
They eat roaches, rats, and dead animals. Many refer to them as “Nature’s Little Sanitation Engineers”.
‘Possums are highly resistant to Rabies, and have a very strong immune system, and a very low body temperature. They also show partial or total immunity to Rattlesnake & Cottonmouth venoms.
They can “play ‘possum” for up to 6 hours.
The tail isn’t strong enough to hang from.
Yup. I could go on and on  about misunderstood/ underappreciated animals… But I see a something sparkly outside and I’m dying to figure out what it is!!
-Hey Waitress!!

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