Skip to Content

What To Feed Wild Turtles (Plus What Not To Feed!)

It’s fascinating to watch turtles in ponds, lakes, and marine environments. In some places they’re so common that for local people they’re like pigeons in cities! You may have seen people feeding turtles, or found a turtle close to you and wanted to feed it. But should you feed wild turtles? The answer is yes, …

Read More about What To Feed Wild Turtles (Plus What Not To Feed!)

Will Snakes Cross A Rope? (Yes!)

The myth surrounding snakes refusing to cross a rope is an intriguing one. It all stemmed from cowboys laying their lassoos around them while they slept, claiming that this rope barrier deterred snakes from crossing and biting you in your sleep. Explanations for this claim range from the rope being prickly and uncomfortable for the …

Read More about Will Snakes Cross A Rope? (Yes!)

Why Is Bird Poop White? (Mostly But Not Always)

It is a fact that animal poop is endlessly fascinating (if a little disgusting!). The color, shape, and contents of animal feces can indicate which animal it belongs to, and what its diet is made up of. If you’re a keen nature lover or simply a curious mind, you may have come across the droppings …

Read More about Why Is Bird Poop White? (Mostly But Not Always)

Animals That Look Like Beavers: 7 Beaver Lookalikes (With Pictures)

There are a surprising number of animals which can look a lot like beavers, especially when you’re out in the field and you don’t get a good enough view for a positive ID. Several species of mammal have adapted to freshwater environments and become semi-aquatic. Perhaps you hear a splash, see a fluffy brown shape …

Read More about Animals That Look Like Beavers: 7 Beaver Lookalikes (With Pictures)

14 Birds With Orange Beaks (With Pictures)

The list of birds with orange beaks is vast – it is a common attribute in the bird world. So it’s understandable if you’ve come here looking to identify a species you have seen with an orange beak (also called bill). This stunning bill color comes from carotenoids, pigments from foods the birds consume. But …

Read More about 14 Birds With Orange Beaks (With Pictures)

Skunk’s Most Dangerous Predators (7 Species)

Skunks are omnivorous mammals best known for their ability to spray a noxious liquid to ward off predators. This foul-smelling secretion is composed of several chemicals including thiols, which are also present in garlic and onions. The skunk’s main defense against predators is its unique ability to aim its anal glands at an attacker’s eyes, …

Read More about Skunk’s Most Dangerous Predators (7 Species)

32+ Animals that Live in Lakes (Fish, Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds, Insects, Mammals, Molluscs)

“If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.” — Loren Eiseley Water covers over 70% of the Earth’s surface and it is essential for all known forms of life. Without it, we would die in a matter of days. The dawn of human civilizations saw people building the first cities on …

Read More about 32+ Animals that Live in Lakes (Fish, Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds, Insects, Mammals, Molluscs)

Snake Vision: Can Snakes See Or Are They Blind?

There is an urban legend claiming snakes are blind, but it is a myth. While blind snakes exist (the Indotyphlops braminus, whose common name is, appropriately, blind snake), most of them aren’t blind and can see things with their eyes. The truth about snakes’ vision is that their eyesight is very poor, especially compared to …

Read More about Snake Vision: Can Snakes See Or Are They Blind?

Which Animals Eat Rabbits? The World’s Top Rabbit Predators

There are 29 different species of rabbit within the family Leporidae (not to be confused with hares in the genus Lepus). These small, fluffy mammals can be found in a range of habitats worldwide, digging burrows in the ground and foraging in open meadows, forests, deserts, wetlands mountainous areas, and scrubland. Rabbits are part of …

Read More about Which Animals Eat Rabbits? The World’s Top Rabbit Predators

Which Animals Eat Lizards? A Guide To Lizard Predators (2022 Updated)

Lizards are a wide-ranging, diverse group of reptiles, present on all continents except Antarctica. The largest lizard species are Monitor lizards which grow up to 3 metres long! And the smallest, geckos, can be as tiny as 2 cm. The tough scales of a lizard give it armour-like protection. These help lizards to retain water …

Read More about Which Animals Eat Lizards? A Guide To Lizard Predators (2022 Updated)

Which Animals Eat Frogs? A Guide To Frog Predators

Frogs can be found in watery habitats all over the world, from tropical rainforests to temperate swampy zones to cold, boreal woodlands. They are regarded as a key species in the ecosystems they inhabit. As tadpoles and froglets they graze on algae, helping to prevent the freshwater system from becoming dominated by algae or suffering …

Read More about Which Animals Eat Frogs? A Guide To Frog Predators

Do Wolf Spiders Climb Into Beds? A Guide To Wolf Spiders & Preventing Spider Bed Friends

When you are afraid of something, the best way to tackle your fear is gain as much information as you can about the object of your fear – knowledge is power! Being afraid of spiders climbing into your bed can be a rational fear, especially when it comes to wolf spiders which can deliver a …

Read More about Do Wolf Spiders Climb Into Beds? A Guide To Wolf Spiders & Preventing Spider Bed Friends

Everything You Need to Know about Bearded Dragon Colors

Pogona vitticeps or the bearded dragon is well-known for its broad, triangular head, flattened body, and clusters of spiny scales covering its body. “Beardies” are native to the deserts of Australia. The name bearded dragon refers to the underside of this reptile’s throat that can turn black and puff out for various different reasons. This …

Read More about Everything You Need to Know about Bearded Dragon Colors

Feeding Peanuts To Squirrels: Is It Safe?

Squirrels are a familiar site in backyards, parks, woodlands, pretty much anywhere with trees. These furry little creatures are skilful at climbing trees, soaring through the air to leap between branches, and scaling trees at high speed to evade ground-based threats. Many of us enjoy observing squirrels’ agility, and celebrate the sight of their bushy …

Read More about Feeding Peanuts To Squirrels: Is It Safe?

Which Animals Eat Foxes: Fox Predators And Competitors (2022 Updated)

Foxes are crafty, specialised predators – in some areas of the world they are even the apex predator. These opportunistic omnivores are always on the lookout for an easy meal, both catching and killing their own prey and scavenging for carcasses and human garbage. These small but cunning canids are true survivors, equipped with brains, …

Read More about Which Animals Eat Foxes: Fox Predators And Competitors (2022 Updated)

14 Types of Earthworms to Know About (2022 Updated)

Earthworms are present in both poor and rich soils. However, earthworms are more often seen in rich soil where they can find more nutritional ingredients that encourage their growth and development. Different types of earthworms can be categorized based on their traits but also the different species that they belong to. Although all earthworms may …

Read More about 14 Types of Earthworms to Know About (2022 Updated)

Can Ostriches Fly: How Did Ostriches Evolve But Remained Flightless?

The flightless ostrich is an African native and is one of the largest birds in the world. So, if you are a person who is interested in animal curiosities, then you probably wondered why you’ve never seen an ostrich fly even though it has wings. From a scientific point of view, it is fascinating to …

Read More about Can Ostriches Fly: How Did Ostriches Evolve But Remained Flightless?

What Eats Hawks: The Predator’s Predators (2022 Updated)

Hawks are predatory birds on top of the food chain in most ecosystems they inhabit, which means they feed on a wide variety of prey, but very few animals prey on them. Despite their strong beaks, sharp claws, and excellent hunting abilities, there are moments in a hawk’s life when it’s weak and vulnerable, and …

Read More about What Eats Hawks: The Predator’s Predators (2022 Updated)

Can All Cockroaches Fly? Are They A Real Risk In Your Home?

I am sure that I am not the only one who doesn’t want cockroaches crawling around my home or garden. I know that they are part of the whole ecosystem, and they should not disappear from Earth, but if we can cohabit without us meeting, it would be great. I have a repulsion for roaches …

Read More about Can All Cockroaches Fly? Are They A Real Risk In Your Home?

Can Penguins Fly? Their Flying Evolution

I like to believe that everyone loves penguins. I mean, how can you not with their cute walking style and beautiful feathers. Even if you are not a penguin fanatic, it’s impossible not to have heard all those funny replies to the “why can’t penguins fly” joke. But which one is the real explanation? Let’s …

Read More about Can Penguins Fly? Their Flying Evolution

10 Stunning Yellow Birds With Black Wings: Ultimate Guide (With Pictures)

Birds are fascinating creatures with a great variety living all over the world. They are some of the easiest wild animals to observe and it can be incredibly rewarding to spot a flash of eye-catching plumage or hear a musical chirp. Whether you’re kitted up with binoculars, or simply wondering around your neighbourhood, it can …

Read More about 10 Stunning Yellow Birds With Black Wings: Ultimate Guide (With Pictures)

9 Stunning Birds With Red Heads 2022 (With Pictures)

Whether you’re a keen bird watcher or an interested amateur, it can be very exciting to see a flash of red darting about the bushes or in the tree tops. Red-headed birds are distinctive and widespread, with many fantastic examples particularly in North America. Notably, there are several woodpecker species with vivid red heads or …

Read More about 9 Stunning Birds With Red Heads 2022 (With Pictures)

Birds Chirping At Night: Reasons, Meanings, And 3 Examples

It is pretty unusual to hear birds chirping in the middle of the night. All sorts of stories and beliefs have formed around this unusual yet beautiful night habit of some birds. In this article, we will discover the real reasons why some birds might be singing outside of their natural active period, the spiritual …

Read More about Birds Chirping At Night: Reasons, Meanings, And 3 Examples

10 Most Dangerous Fish in the World (With Images)

With water constituting about 71% of the earth’s surface, most of the planet’s organisms inhabit water bodies. It’s safe to assume that the oceans and seas have a myriad of dangerous creatures since the land has a fair share of deadly animals. Fishes are significant water-dwelling critters and the most numerous vertebrates on the planet. …

Read More about 10 Most Dangerous Fish in the World (With Images)

Do Bears Eat Deer: Only Over the Deer’s Dead Body

Although bears belong to the carnivoran order, they are categorized as caniforms meaning dog-alike carnivorans. (We talked about a dog’s omnivorous nature and why it is classified as “omnivorous with a carnivorous predisposition” in another article – see “Can Ducks Eat Dog Food?”). When we think about the “omnivorous with a carnivorous predisposition” nature of …

Read More about Do Bears Eat Deer: Only Over the Deer’s Dead Body

7 Most Dangerous Bears in the World: Unravel the World’s Deadliest Bears

Bears are animals that appear considerably in motion pictures, games, and literature. They’re often depicted as friendly and sweet anthropomorphic characters, notably in Winnie the Pooh, Paddington, and The Jungle Book. Like the entertainment industry, toy companies give children the impression that bears are friendly and cuddly animals with the manufacture and sale of teddy …

Read More about 7 Most Dangerous Bears in the World: Unravel the World’s Deadliest Bears

10 Most Dangerous Cat Breeds on the Planet: Ultimate Guide With Pictures

Next to dogs, the domestic cat (Felis catus) is among humans’ most preferred companion animals. Their owners often regard them as the “purr-fect” pets since they offer an effective means of controlling pests, particularly rats, in addition to their bond with humans. The ancient Egyptians associated these mammals with divinity and consequently worshiped and honored …

Read More about 10 Most Dangerous Cat Breeds on the Planet: Ultimate Guide With Pictures

Why Do Owls Hoot During The Day (5 Reasons)

Most of us think that the Owls are only nocturnal birds, meaning they are active, hoot, and hunt during the night. So, imagine some people’s confusion when they hear hooting during the daytime: most of us think it might be a diurnal bird mimicking the owl’s hooting. That might be correct in some cases (we …

Read More about Why Do Owls Hoot During The Day (5 Reasons)