Thirteen Fun Facts/Rules of Thumb About Animals from The Dog Hause
1. To breed buffaloes, you need at least 1 bull buffalo for every 15 cows.
2. To estimate the weight of a gray whale, figure one ton per foot in length.
3. Keep baby animals in a secure environment that is 90 to 95 degrees F until their eyes are open, then lower the temperature 5 degrees a week to room temperature.
4. A grown rat can pass through a whole the size of a quarter.
5. Some breeds of sheep look like goats and some breads of goats look like sheep. In general, sheep's tail stand down and goats tails stand up.
6. Bears can outrun, out climb, and out swim a human. Your only hope is to run downhill. A bear's center of gravity makes it difficult for them to run downhill.
That reminds me of a joke ...
Hikers, hunters, and fishermen are advised to wear small bells on their clothing to alert bears to their presence and to carry pepper spray with them in case of an encounter. They should also watch out for fresh signs of bear activity recognizing the difference between black bear and grizzly bear droppings. Black bear droppings are smaller and contain lots of berries and fur. Grizzly bear droppings have little bells in them and smell like pepper.
7. It takes a lobster approximately seven years to grow to be one pound.
And grandma about six minutes to eat one! BTW: Cockroaches and lobsters are kissin'-cousins! Yuck!
8. A 1,200-pound horse eats about seven times it's own weight each year.
9. The circumference of an elephant's front foot is equal to the height to the shoulder from the ground up.
10. Fish have vertical tails. Mammals, reptiles, and birds have horizontal tails.
11. A female swine, or a sow, will always have a even number of teats or nipples, usually twelve.
I CANNOT imagine havin' a DOZEN hoots! Can you???
12. Zigzag to outrun a crocodile.
This seems like a good piece of information for Daisy the Curly Cat since she encounters them when she's out strollin'!
13. When stuffed tarantulas are displayed in a glass case, two out of four people will find them interesting. One person will refuse to look and one will want to inspect them closely. All will coil at the idea of the top of the display case being removed.
Humans are such wusses ... Big, furry spiders are DELICIOUS!