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15 Facts About Maggots

From mental_floss –

Few things trigger revulsion like the sight of maggots writhing through rotting food or decomposing road kill. But maggots, which are the larval stage of flies and other related insects, are actually one of nature’s unsung heroes. 31 more words

Remarkable Immune Function of Alpha Female Hyenas

This is so interesting, to me.  Is a hyena more like a cat or dog?  How does the hierarchy within the pack work?  What do they eat, live? 43 more words

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Sci Fi Sea Monster Shower Curtain

A sea monster patrols a muddy lagoon, scavenging for a meal of whatever it can find to eat. Made from 100% polyester, this science fiction… 28 more words


Street Interview with Seamus

Portland, OR

“Don’t limit yourself and follow your bliss. Even if things aren’t working out, you still have to stay happy…as long as what you do isn’t hurting anybody. 108 more words


Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY:  Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus)

Scavenger. Smaller size, pale head, white legs and wings with only the underside tips showing white distinguish this one from its Turkey Vulture cousin. 93 more words


Nature’s Cleanup Crew

This tale was originally published by Loret T. Setters on November 5, 2010 at the defunct national blog beautifulwildlifegardencom. Click the date to view reader comments. 539 more words


Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY:  Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)

Large scavenger. This guy is here to clean up a deceased marsh rabbit that one of the setters got hold of this morning. 82 more words