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Israeli scientists have discovered that scorpion burrows have a platform on which to warm up before the evening hunt.
Nature’s creatures get a boost from human technology in passive relocation project on campus at Estrella Mountain Community College. Avondale, AZ (PRWEB) April
Southern California's leader in gopher and mole control has released a free website for readers to get insight to controlling these burrowing animals.
Working on a hunch that the mice probably inherit this behavior, biologist Hopi Hoekstra conducted a genetic analysis of several species of mice and found that three parts of the mouse’s genome control their burrows' size and features.
University of Colorado researchers have found that worms were among the first animals to surface after an asteroid plowed into the Gulf of Mexico 65.5 million years ago.
A community-based program aimed at reducing the burden of skin disease across remote communities in Australia's Northern Territory has been successful according to a study published November 24 in the open-access journal PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases.
Paleontologists have discovered the worldâ€™s oldest dinosaur burrows in Australia.
By Jane E. Brody Most people expect to return from vacation with fond memories of a relaxing or exciting time and perhaps photos to document it. That wasn't exactly the case for one 25-year-old man who took a trip to a Brazilian beach.
By Shelley Terry, Star Beacon, Ashtabula, Ohio Jun. 19--AUSTINBURG TOWNSHIP -- Health officials are looking into reports of a scabies outbreak at a local nursing home.
Townsend's mole (Scapanus townsendii) can be found in North America. Its range extends from southwestern British Columbia to northwestern California. It prefers to live in lowland and open wooded spaces with soil that has high moisture content. These moles are the largest in North America, with a body length of up to 8.3 inches and an average weight of 4.9 ounces. Its physical characteristics are common for a creature that lives under ground. Its forepaws are large and used for digging, while...
One of thirty-five species of pocket gophers, the plains pocket gopher resides in the farming lands and grasslands of the Great Plains of North America, from Texas to Manitoba in Canada and even as far east as the west Indiana extremities. This range holds a recognized eight subspecies of pocket gophers. Although this gopher’s physical adaptations are minimal, it has adapted to life underground, and is the most fossorial rodent in North America. The plains pocket gopher is black to brown...
Botta's Pocket Gopher, Thomomys bottae, is native to western North America, from California east to Texas and from southern Utah south to Mexico. It is found everywhere from arid deserts to high altitude meadows and is highly adaptable. In California, this species is also known as the Valley Pocket Gopher. Over 185 subspecies have been described for this animal, mostly based on geographical distribution. The pocket gopher is medium-sized, reaching a length of about 9.8 to 10.2 inches and...
The Patagonian Mara, Dolichotis patagonum, is a relatively large rodent found in Central and Southern Argentina. Maras inhabit arid grasslands and scrub desert. Maras like to live in burrows and will occasionally inhabit burrows that already exist from other animals. They are herbivorous. The Patagonian Mara is from the Family Caviidae, which includes cavies, such as their larger relative the capybara, and guinea pigs. Patagonian Maras are closely related to the other member of the...
The groundhog (Marmota monax), also known as the woodchuck, land beaver, or the whistle pig, is a rodent of the family Sciuridae. It belongs to the group of large ground squirrels known as marmots. Most marmots live in rocky and mountainous areas, but the woodchuck is a lowland creature. It is widely distributed in North America. It is found in Alaska, Alabama, and Georgia. In the west it is found only in Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia and northern Washington. Anatomy and Behavior...
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