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Diabetes, Body Odor And Deer Hunting
2014-03-18 05:21:38

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A deer hunter's worst enemy is body odor because it alerts prey animals that a predator is near. The science behind suppressing body odor to give hunters an edge, however, could help researchers develop a life-saving device for diabetes patients, according to a study presented at the 247th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) this week. "The scent of a single person is a complex mixture of hundreds...

Is It Better To Be Social Or Stinky In Thwarting A Predatory Attack?
2014-02-11 05:59:04

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Skunks do it best when halting a predator in its tracks, unleashing a noxious stream of urine that can send the most lethal of hunters in the opposite direction. Other animals of the same group tend to rely on strong social bonds to thwart impending attacks. But why do some animals use noxious scents while others use strong social groups to defend against predation? To better answer this question, Theodore Stankowich, of...

2013-10-19 23:00:39

Skunk trapping, raccoon removal, squirrel control and opossum removal in Pasadena and Arcadia, CA now being performed by licensed trappers from Rodent Guys Extermination. Pasadena and Arcadia (PRWEB) October 19, 2013 Pasadena and Arcadia, California wildlife trapping is a regular call for raccoon removal, skunk eradication, opossum removal and squirrel eradication. The natural area near the homes in Pasadena and Arcadia is the normal home for the wildlife. Skunks and other animals are...

2013-10-17 23:33:02

Rodent Guys has expanded their trapping services for skunks, raccoon, opossum and squirrels into Highland and Rialto, California. Highland and Rialto, CA (PRWEB) October 17, 2013 Highland and Rialto, California wild animal trapping is a common service for raccoon removal, skunk eradication, opossum trapping and squirrel eradication. The natural vegetation surrounding the neighborhood in Highland and Rialto is the normal home for these wild animals. Rodents and other wildlife are seeking...

2013-10-16 23:02:22

Rodent Guys has expanded their raccoon trapping, skunk trapping, opossum removal and squirrel removal service to include Diamond Bar and Walnut, California. Diamond Bar and Walnut, CA (PRWEB) October 16, 2013 Diamond Bar and Walnut, California wildlife trapping is a common call for raccoon trapping, skunk removal, opossum trappers and squirrel removal. The non-populated vegetation surrounding the homes in Diamond Bar and Walnut is the natural habitat for these wildlife. Skunks and other...

2013-10-15 23:01:23

Rodent Guys expands their services in Claremont and La Verne area with animal trapping services for raccoon, skunks, opossums and squirrels. Los Angeles and Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) October 15, 2013 La Verne and Claremont, California animal trapping are common calls for raccoon removal, skunk removal, opossum removal and squirrel removal. The natural area surrounding the homes in Claremont and La Verne is the natural habitat for these wild animals. Rodents and other animals are seeking...

2013-10-15 23:00:40

Rodent Guys Pest Control now offers their live animal trapping services in San Dimas and Glendora, California. Skunk removal, raccoon trapping and other wildlife can be humanely removed from residential and commercial properties. Glendora and San Dimas, CA (PRWEB) October 15, 2013 Glendora and San Dimas, California wildlife removal is a regular call for raccoon trapping, skunk eradication, opossum trappers and squirrel eradication. The non-populated vegetation surrounding the homes in...

2010-09-22 10:37:00

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rabies kills. And the deaths are preventable. As World Rabies Day approaches on September 28, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is reminding everyone - especially animal owners - about the importance of vaccinating their animals for rabies and avoiding exposure to the usually-fatal viral disease. Rabies, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), "has the highest case fatality ratio of any...

2009-09-25 14:45:28

Authorities in suburban Chicago said a fleet-footed animal control officer who rescued a skunk managed to quickly run from its spray radius. Police in Buffalo Grove, Ill., said an animal control officer was called to free a skunk with its head caught in a mayonnaise jar at about 9 p.m. last Friday in a residential neighborhood, the Chicago Tribune reported Friday. The police report of the incident said the officer grabbed the jar, yanked it from the skunk's head and ran like heck before the...


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Striped Polecat, Ictonyx striatus
2012-11-16 13:48:55

The striped polecat (Ictonyx striatus), also known as the zoril, zorilla, zorille, or the African polecat, is a member of the weasel family. It can be found in sub-Saharan Africa, West Africa, and the Congo Basin. It prefers a habitat within open areas and savannahs. This species resembles a skunk, and even releases a foul odor when threatened by predators. It is black in color with four white stripes running down its body. It can reach an average body length of 24 inches, with a tail length...

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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'