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Robins Protecting Dead Bird

It is unfortunate that a bird died hitting one of our windows of our home the other day, and fell beneath a tree. Every time I walked outside, there were 3 or 4 robins surrounding this particular bird under the tree that had died. We are in Ontario, Canada. They were literally protecting it from squirrels, cats and other birds that were trying to check it out. I thought it might just be my imagination, but throughout the remainder of the day, they continued to do the exact same thing, as though they were protecting its lifeless corpse. Maybe this was an especially important [ ... ]

Animals Are Scared of Us – Isn’t That Sad?

Have you ever thought about how frightened your neighborhood birds are of you, a deer, a rabbit or virtually any other animal out there. As soon as they see you, they dart for cover… You may not have thought anything of it because we’re so used to it. This wasn’t always the case, you know… When Adam named the animals in the Garden of Eden, he could communicate and speak with them. Everyone got along together in perfect harmony. Imagine that… Imagine a world where a wolf would just walk up to you as though you were it’s friend. How amazing would that be? This issue [ ... ]

Hanging Out with Squirrels in the Trees

One of the simple joys in my life is watching the squirrels in the trees play around the neighborhood. They do vex our crew of dogs at the house, but they’re so fun to watch at the same time. They chase each other, run up and down the trees, and they’re so busy with all of their chores, like cleaning themselves, watching out for predators like dogs and cats, and tending to their meals. Today, I took a look out of the window to see a squirrel actually lazing around in this midday Texas summer heat! I’ve never seen this before. He was just [ ... ]

Mock Chameleons in Texas

I have a little lizard friend that comes by my window and walks along the fence running the length of our home in Dallas. He’s a cute little guy – maybe 10 cm from nose to the end of his tail and is a khaki color. When he sees me looking through the window, he starts showing off by forcing this rounded fan-like piece of skin out from his throat area. It turns a beautiful bright, ruby red color surrounded by sunshine yellow. Now, I think he’s showing off to me. He’ll bob his head then thrust his beautiful fan out, walk a [ ... ]

Black Birds in Dallas – What’s That About?

If you live in Dallas, you’ll know exactly what I mean… They’re everywhere!!! There are many different visible species of these “black birds”…In fact one of them has a chocolate hugh; there are some with a blue hugh – some are larger, some are smaller… Now, they’re not crows and they’re not the black birds I remember from Canada… So What? Well, I want to strongly caution you to ever park under a tree in a parking lot – that space is empty for a reason. There can be upwards of 100 of these very loud birds per tree, and you’ll see them lined up on [ ... ]

Killer Whales Spotted in the Gulf of Mexico

I just saw this fabulous video on one of my Stumble Upon friends’ sites, Pensacola Mortgage Solutions, and he posted a video that I have to share with you! This is a video taken from chartered fishing boat out for tuna 60 miles South of Orange Beach, AL from WKRG’s news info: Apparently, there’s been 17

Giant Pandas – Giant Cute

Seriously, what’s cuter than a giant panda?panda, giant A baby giant panda! LOL If you haven’t seen this video before, it’s must-see! Too funny & waaaaaaay too cute! Conservation Status: The giant panda is on the endangered species list! Scientific Classification: Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Ursidae Genus: Ailuropoda Species: A. melanoleuca Adult males can weigh up to

A Canadian Lynx as an Indoor Pet?

I just found out that one of my newest friends, Dani, had a Canadian Lynx as a pet…Not only that, it was an indoor cat! I asked her to fill us in on having a Canadian Lynx as a pet. This is her account: Firstly, his name was Snaggletooth, and I rescued him from a breeder in Iowa. I found his information online and called him to find out more about owning a lynx. I had always thought how wonderful it would be to own a big exotic cat. I went with a lynx because he would mature around 65lbs., which is equal [ ... ]

Kalypso – My Diva Red Cap Oranda Goldfish

My fish is a Diva! I’m not kidding either… Let me tell you a story about what just happened in the past few days… It has been an extremely busy week, and I didn’t feel like cleaning out Kalypso’s 10 gallon fish bowl. She has 2 filters with bubbles and a floaty fish toy that she loves snuggling and pushing around the bowl. Kalypso has grown quite a bit in size since I got her in the spring. I’d say she’s more than doubled in size. So, I got this new 10 gallon bowl just for her as an upgrade from her 5 gallon [ ... ]

Watch Out For Animal Thieves In The Night…

This is one hilarious video that I had to share with you… See more funny videos at CollegeHumor *** Great video…such funny, little animals! Scientific Classification: Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia???????? ????? ???????? Order: Carnivora Family: Procyonidae Genus: Procyon Species: P. lotor Conservation Status: The raccoon is considered a species of least concern. *** I hope you enjoyed this North American Animal post on Exotic Animal Lover! Until next time… Live Exotically, Kimberly Edwards P.S. Check out this adorable Raccoon poster: Barbara Von Hoffmann Raccoon Framed Art Poster Print – 20″ X 16″ “You are looking at a great poster, that comes with a fully pre-assembled frame, for easy set-up. Black frame is made of high quality [ ... ]