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Opossum
  Opossum April 14, 2014
Infraclass: Marsupialia Order: Diprotodontia Suborder: Phalangeriformes Phalangeroidea Burramyidae Phalangeridae Petauroidea Pseudocheiridae Petauridae Tarsipedidae Acrobatidae The gray four-eyed opossum, Philander opossum? Opossum
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Human
  Human June 23, 2013
Humans are by far the smartest animal on the planet. After they originated in West Africa, they basically took over the world. They are the only species that can alter the atmosphere and the physical structure of Earth. Currently, there are about 7-8 billion people, making them the most populous creature to walk on Earth. The thing that separates people from other animals is the following: intelligence, cooking food, the invention of fire, communication and language, space travel etc. Today, peo Human
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Fox
  Fox June 08, 2013
Picture dated June 7, 2013. Female. Fox
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Red Fox
  Red Fox September 19, 2012
Red fox photo taken by me in Lansing New York . These are beautiful animals when you can get a photo of them Red Fox
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Elk
  Elk July 25, 2011
Elk
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American Pika
  American Pika May 15, 2011
Pronounced Pie-ka Pikas don't hibernate, they are awake all winter. They work all summer to store enough food for the winter. Pikas can't live below 9,000 ft. and they can't survive temperatures higher than 75 degrees. The males are extremely territorial with each other, and fight regularly over who controls which areas. They are commonly seen in large boulder piles. They leave large piles of foliage to dry before storing it in they burrows. They live solitary lives. They usually have about 5 of American Pika
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Ground Squirrel
  Ground Squirrel May 15, 2011
The ground squirrel is especially renowned for its tendency to rise up on its hind legs. It does this whenever it senses nearby danger, or when it must see over tall grasses. The squirrel then curls its paws flat against its chest and sends a screeching call to warn other family members about the presence of predators. The scientific name of this genus means "seed-lovers". Though capable of climbing, most species of ground squirrel live in open, treeless habitats. They are sometimes c Ground Squirrel
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Raccoon
  Raccoon October 03, 2010
Raccoons can be pests to homes & gardens (especially your garbage cans). Its a medium sized mammal with dark grey underfur. It has dexterous front paws and a vivid black 'mask' on its face. They can reach up to 20 pounds. They are primarily nocturnal and omnivore. This specific picture is a baby Raccoon, about 4 months old. It was found is someones floor on their back porch after their dog had already mysteriously had one dead. Luckily - they where able to notice where they came from (the a Raccoon
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White Tailed Deer
  White Tailed Deer June 16, 2010
Diet: The white-tailed deer is an herbivore or plant eater. It follows well-used trails to its feeding areas. It feeds in the early morning hours and in the late afternoon. A deer's diet changes depending on its habitat and the season. It eats green plants in the spring and summer. In the fall, it eats corn, acorns and other nuts. In the winter, it eats the buds and twigs of woody plants Cautions: White-tail deer are destructive to crops, vegetable gardens, fruit trees and the like where their r White Tailed Deer
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BLACK BUTTERFLY WITH BLUE AND WHITE AND ORANGE SPOTS  UNDERNEATH
  BLACK BUTTERFLY WITH BLUE AND WHITE AND ORANGE SPOTS UNDERNEATH May 09, 2010
BLACK BUTTERFLY WITH BLUE AND WHITE AND ORANGE SPOTS  UNDERNEATH
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Rat
  Rat December 01, 2009
The common species are opportunistic survivors and often live with and near humans, therefore they are known as commensals. They may cause substantial food losses, especially in developing countries[1]. However, the widely distributed and problematic commensal species of rats are a minority in this diverse genus. Many species of rats are island endemics and some have become endangered due to habitat loss or competition with the Brown, Black or Polynesian rat. The normal lifespan of rats ranges f Rat
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squirrel
  squirrel August 05, 2009
Helps our Yorkie get lots of exercize and obviously maintain the species This creature helps by: You can attract this creature by: bird feeder =) squirrel
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Moose
  Moose July 13, 2009
The moose has the fastest growing bone in the world. It's antlers grow and fall off every year. It is the largest member of the Cervidae family (Deers). Moose
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Ground Squirrel
  Ground Squirrel July 13, 2009
This pest causes problems by: How to get rid of it: Ground Squirrel
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Columbian ground squirrel
  Columbian ground squirrel July 08, 2009
This pest causes problems by: How to get rid of it: Columbian ground squirrel
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Neighbor's Barking Dog
  Neighbor's Barking Dog May 03, 2009
Every gardener knows this one, the infamous barking neighborhood dog. Any and every sound sets them off, and they bark like there's no tomorrow. Which one's worse? The little yapper dog that barks incessantly, or the big booming woofer dog? Both are terrible. This pest causes problems by: It makes loud irritating sounds all day and night. Many people have spent many a sleepless night fantisizing about grabbing a shotgun to quiet things down. How to get rid of it: Super Bark Stop (about $70) from Neighbor's Barking Dog
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Domestic House Cat
  Domestic House Cat April 25, 2009
The domesticated house cat is the most common pet in the world. It is also considered one of the most skilled hunters in the world. They are great for catching mice, and other vermin. But when they come lay on top of you freshly planted sprouts, or continually dig up an area of your garden to poop in, they become Gardening Pests. They also scare off birds, which can be great Gardening Helpers as they consume tons of bugs. The cat doesn't notice up and down movement, but even the slightest mo Domestic House Cat
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Rabbits
  Rabbits March 14, 2009
Despite being so adorable-looking, rabbits aren't all that sweet and innocent. Once plants grow beyond the seedling stage - or trees develop tough bark - they are generally safe from bunny attacks. Rabbits generally leave clean-cut leaves and stems, unlike other pests who aren't quite as tidy in their attacks. This pest causes problems by: These furry guys can cause considerable damage in the garden, munching on peas, beans, lettuce, flowers, tulips, clover and deciduous tree bark. Rabbits
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Squirrels
  Squirrels March 14, 2009
Squirrels aren't picky. They'll show up in your garden and have a feeding frenzy on your seedlings, berries, fruit, vegetables - even roots and bark. Sometimes they'll attack your larger flowers and will dig up bulbs and newly planted seeds. You`re more likely to encounter squirrels if you leave near fields or wild land. In the spring and summer, you'll see most squirrels active in mid-morning or late afternoon. This pest causes problems by: Humm almost everything How to get rid of it Squirrels
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Deer
  Deer March 14, 2009
Deer generally feed in forests and on wild grasses, but when food runs out, they venture out onto the fringes - suburban neighborhoods on the fringe of rural areas - to find food. Once they find food, they tend to return on a regular basis, usually in the evening. Unchecked populations of deer are an increasing problem for gardeners throughout the country. If you want to limit deer damage, start early. Barriers such as electric fencing and tall barrier fences have proven to provide Deer
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Snot-nose
  Snot-nose February 03, 2009
These seemingly adorable little neighborhood primates can become quite a burden for the rural gardener. Sometimes this species can find a home next door. The symptoms are usually balls and toys that come flying over as a prelude to a clumsy, clomping, snot-nose jumping right into your freshly transplanted seedlings. In their larval stage, they are harmless but if these creatures are over-coddled, they can develop into Snot-noses, or worse; the infamous Snot-nosed Brat. Throughout his Snot-nose


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