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Fox Squirrels Invest In Their Future With Long-Term Hoarding
2012-10-04 13:30:43

[ Watch the Video: Fox Squirrel Caching For The Long Run ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Squirrels running rampant, foraging for food, gathering nuts--it is a common sight throughout much of North America. But these little critters´ habits have long gone unnoticed in the scientific community. That is, until now. Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have been studying the antics of these furry little rodents as they scamper about the...

2012-02-21 21:09:23

Some of Ireland's oldest inhabitants are facing serious threat and possible extinction because of foreign species, according to researchers at Queen's University. The red squirrel, Irish hare and red deer are just some of Ireland's indigenous species which are under threat as a result of the introduction of foreign species. A new study which took place over the last two years looked at the impact of two introduced species — the bank vole and greater white toothed shrew — on two...

2009-10-08 13:30:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Due to late spring/early summer weather conditions across much of the state, Pennsylvania Game Commission biologists expect ruffed grouse hunting to be somewhat below average for the more than 100,000 hunters who annually pursue these challenging game birds. The opening day of the state's three-part grouse season is Saturday, Oct. 17, and runs through Nov. 28. The season reopens Dec. 14 to 23, and then again from Dec. 26 to Jan. 23....

2009-04-11 13:54:30

Advocates for the return of red squirrels to parts of Britain say they thrive once invasive gray squirrels are eliminated from their habitat. After an absence of 20 years or more, red squirrels are being seen again in parts of Scotland, Wales and England, said the Red Squirrel Survival Trust established by the Prince of Wales. Re-establishment of the red squirrel strengthens the case for killing grays, said Trust officials, arguing reds could be extinct within a decade because of competition...


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2006-12-26 11:18:38

The European Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) is a species of rabbit native to southern Europe. European Rabbits are small, gray-brown mammals ranging from 13 to 18 in (34 to 45 cm) long, and are approximately 3 to 5 pounds (1.3-2.2 kg) in weight. They have four sharp incisors (two on top, two on bottom) that grow continuously throughout their life. They also have two peg teeth on the top behind the incisors. Rabbits have long ears, large hind legs, and short, fluffy tails. Rabbits move by...

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Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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