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  • Flares, rabbits and squirrels are common.

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  • The Formosan fauna has been but partially ascertained; but at least three kinds of deer, wild boars, bears, goats, monkeys (probably Macacus speciosus), squirrels, and flying squirrels are fairly common, and panthers and wild cats are not unfrequent.

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  • The Formosan fauna has been but partially ascertained; but at least three kinds of deer, wild boars, bears, goats, monkeys (probably Macacus speciosus), squirrels, and flying squirrels are fairly common, and panthers and wild cats are not unfrequent.

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  • Foxes are still found in considerable numbers in suitable habitats; opossums, skunks and raccoons are plentiful in some parts of the state; and rabbits and squirrels are still numerous.

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  • Foxes are still found in considerable numbers in suitable habitats; opossums, skunks and raccoons are plentiful in some parts of the state; and rabbits and squirrels are still numerous.

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  • Squirrels, racoons, woodchucks and skunks are common, and musk-rats, porcupines and opossums are found in some sections.

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  • Squirrels, racoons, woodchucks and skunks are common, and musk-rats, porcupines and opossums are found in some sections.

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  • Squirrels and wild mice disputed for my store of nuts.

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  • Cottontail rabbits, raccoons (including the Mexican variety), and squirrels are common in the forests.

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  • Thus, while the squirrels of north and west Europe are of the bright red colour of the British animal, those of the mountainous regions of southern Europe are of a deep blackish grey; while those from Siberia are a clear pale grey colour, with scarcely a tinge of rufous.

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  • What may be called typical, that is to say arboreal, squirrels are found throughout the greater part of the tropical and temperate regions of both hemispheres, although they are absent both from Madagascar and Australasia.

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  • The Rodents are also well represented by various squirrels, mice and hares.

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  • In the order of Rodents squirrels are very numerous, and porcupines of two genera are met with.

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  • Large squirrels are common.

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  • The squirrels of the typical genus Sciurus are unknown in Africa south of the Sahara, but otherwise have a distribution co-extensive with the rest of the family.

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  • Squirrels vary in size from animals no larger than a mouse, such as Nannosciurus soricinus of Borneo, or N.

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  • Squirrels vary in size from animals no larger than a mouse, such as Nannosciurus soricinus of Borneo, or N.

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  • Rabbits, squirrels, raccoons, woodcock and quail are also common game.

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  • There young Parkman spent his leisure hours in collecting eggs, insects and reptiles, trapping squirrels and woodchucks, and shooting birds with arrows.

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  • It may be added that generic subdivisions of the squirrels are based mainly on the characters of the skull and teeth.

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  • A pig (Sus papuensis), a dingo, several species of mice (of which Chiruromys is a peculiar genus), a few squirrels, and a considerable number of Chiroptera (bats) inhabit the country.

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  • The second genus, Heliosciurus, includes arboreal African squirrels, typified by H.

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  • In contrast to these small striped species are the giant squirrels of the same region, such as Ratufa indica and R.

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  • These lead on to the sousliks, Spermophilus (or Citellus), in which the incisors (as in the following genera) differ from those of all the squirrels in not being compressed.

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  • The Nannosciurinae, or second sub-family of Sciuridae, are represented only by the pigmy squirrels (Nannosciurus), characterized by their very short-crowned molars (which approximate to those of dormice in structure) and small premolars, of which the first upper pair is often deciduous, while the upper molars have only three oblique ridges.

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  • It may be added that generic subdivisions of the squirrels are based mainly on the characters of the skull and teeth.

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  • A pig (Sus papuensis), a dingo, several species of mice (of which Chiruromys is a peculiar genus), a few squirrels, and a considerable number of Chiroptera (bats) inhabit the country.

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  • In contrast to these small striped species are the giant squirrels of the same region, such as Ratufa indica and R.

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  • They were manifestly thieves, and I had not much respect for them; but the squirrels, though at first shy, went to work as if they were taking what was their own.

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  • The agouti and the armadillo are practically extinct and the only other mammals are ground squirrels, rats, a few other small rodents, and some bats.

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  • Hares are uncommon, and the last reddeer was shot in 1814; but wolves, otters and squirrels abound.

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  • Marmosets are not larger than squirrels, and present great variation in colour; all have long tails, and many have the ears tufted.

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  • SPINY SQUIRREL, a book-name for a group of African ground squirrels, characterized by the spiny nature of the fur of the more typical forms. They form the genus Xerus, which is split up into a number of subgenera; Xerus rutilus of Abyssinia and East Africa belonging to the typical group, while the striped North African X.

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  • Of smaller mammals, raccoons, squirrels and opossums are very common.

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  • but foxes, skunks, weasels, musk-rats, rabbits, and grey and red squirrels are not uncommon.

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  • Beavers are nearly allied to the squirrels (Sciuridae), agreeing in certain structural peculiarities of the lower jaw and skull.

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  • The Park consists of about 265 acres of undulating land with natural woods and rocks, traversed by a gorge cut by Rock Creek, a tributary of the Potomac. The river and gorge extend into the country far beyond the Park, and in addition to the animals that have been introduced, there are many wild creatures living in their native freedom, such as musk rats in the creek, grey squirrels, crested cardinals and turkey buzzards.

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  • - In primitive times deer, ducks, turkeys, fish and oysters were especially numerous, and wolves, squirrels and crows were a source of annoyance to the early settlers.

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  • Much more numerous are squirrels, rabbits, " groundhogs " (woodchucks), opossums, skunks, weasels and minks.

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  • The first white settlers found great numbers of buffaloes, deer, elks, geese, ducks, turkeys and partridges, also many bears, panthers, lynx, wolves, foxes, beavers, otters, minks, musk-rats, rabbits, squirrels, raccoons, woodchucks, opossums and A I .° Longitude West 89 Greenwich C E Fayette, ?

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  • palustris), rabbits, black, gray, red and ground squirrels, gophers, and many small rodents.

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  • Among its characteristic mammals and birds are the lynx, marten, porcupine, northern red squirrel, Beldings and Kennicotts ground squirrels, varyin and snowshoe rabbits, northern jumping mouse, white-throate sparrow, Blackburnian warbler, Audubon.

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  • Indeed, despite the fact that they present much diversity of habit - some being arboreal, as the squirrels, many of which are provided with expansions of skin or parachutes on which they glide from tree to tree; some cursorial, as the hares; others jumpers, as the jerboas; others fossorial, as the mole-rats; and others aquatic, as the beavers and waterrats - no important structural modifications are correlated with such diversity of habit.

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  • Post-orbital processes of the frontals exist in squirrels, marmots and hares; but in all other genera they are rudimentary or altogether absent; and the zygoma seldom sends upwards a corresponding process, so that the orbit is more or less completely continuous with the temporal fossa.

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  • The stomach varies in form from the simple oval bag of the squirrels to the complex ruminant like organ of the lemmings.

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  • In the squirrels and porcupines the tibia and fibula are distinct, but in rats and hares they are united, often high up. The hind foot is more variable than the front one, the digits varying in number from five, as in squirrels and rats, to four, as in hares, or even three, as in the capybara, viscacha and agouti.

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  • In porcupines and hares the tendons of the flexor digitorum longus and flexor hallucis longus are connected in the foot, while in the rats and squirrels they are separate, and the flexor digitorum longus is generally inserted into the metatarsal of the first toe.

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  • Squirrel Group. - The Sciuroidea, which include the great group of squirrels, sousliks, marmots, &c., all comprised in the single family Sciuridae, differ from the sewellels in having large post-orbital processes to the skull (figs.

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  • Sciurotamias have been proposed respectively for one Bornean and some four Chinese squirrels.

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  • - The next section, according to Prof. Max Weber's arrangement, is that of the Anomaluroidea, typified by the rodents commonly called African flying-squirrels (Anomaluridae), but better designated scale-tailed squirrels, or simply "scaly-tails," since one member of the family has no parachute.

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  • These are small rodents with somewhat the appearance of the pigmy squirrels (Nannosciurus), which in some degree connect the family with the Muridae.

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  • norvegicus) or smaller than the harvest mouse; and they all 'have habits generally similar to those of one or other of the English species, although some live in trees like squirrels, or in the water; among the latter being the brown-footed rat (M.

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  • Forsyth-Major, "On some Miocene Squirrels, with Remarks on the Dentition and Classification of the Sciuridae," Proc. Zool.

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  • Squirrels are restless, courageous and pugnacious little animals.

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  • Here are to be found yak, wild asses (kyang), several varieties of deer, musk deer and Tibetan antelope (Pantholops); also wild sheep (the bharal of the Himalaya), Ovis hodgsoni and possibly Ovis poli, together with wild goats, bears (in large numbers in the north-eastern districts), leopards, otter, wolves, wild cats, foxes, marmots, squirrels, monkeys and wild dogs.

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  • Similarly the dull coloration of the two sets of animals is very possibly procryptic and serves to hide both shrews and squirrels from enemies.

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  • The policy of the government which protects game, both in the park and in the surrounding national forests, has induced elk, deer, antelope, mountain-sheep, bears, porcupines, coyotes, squirrels, gophers and woodchucks to take shelter here.

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  • The Carnivora include bears, wolverines, wolves, raccoons, foxes, sables, martens, skunks, kolinskis, fitch, fishers, ermines, cats, sea otters, fur seals, hair seals, lions, tigers, leopards, lynxes, jackals, &c. The Rodentia include beavers, nutrias, musk-rats or musquash, marmots, hamsters, chinchillas, hares, rabbits, squirrels, &c. The Ungulata include Persian, Astrachan, Crimean, Chinese and Tibet lambs, mouflon, guanaco, goats, ponies, &c. The Marsupialia include opossums, wallabies and kangaroos.

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  • Chiefly squirrels.

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  • The chief exceptions are the Persian and Astrachan lambs, which are bought at the Russian 'fairs, and are dressed and dyed in Leipzig, and the ermine and Russian squirrels, which are dressed and manufactured into linings either in Russia or Germany before offered for sale to the wholesale merchants or manufacturers.

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  • In England, for instance, the dressing of sables, martens, foxes, otters, seals, bears, lions, tigers and leopards is first rate; while with skunk, mink, musquash, chinchillas, beavers, lambs and squirrels, the Germans show better results, particularly in the last.

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  • After the dressing process the backs of the squirrels are made up separately from the under and thinner white and grey parts, the first being known as squirrelback and the other as squirrel-lock linings.

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  • Bears, foxes, otters and sables are numerous, as also the reindeer in the north, and the musk deer, hares, squirrels, rats and mice everywhere.

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  • Many of the original wild animals, such as the bison, bear, beaver, deer and lynx, have disappeared; wolves, foxes and mink are rare; but rabbits, squirrels and raccoons are still common.

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  • MARMOT, the vernacular name of a large, thickly built, burrowing Alpine rodent mammal, allied to the squirrels, and typifying the genus Arctomys, of which there are numerous species ranging from the Alps through Asia north of (but including the inner ranges of) the Himalaya, and recurring in North America.

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  • Squirrels are confined to the eastern chain of islands from Basilan to Samar and to the Palawan-Calamianes group. In the southern islands there is a tiny species, the size of a mouse.

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  • Other discoveries include a few new squirrels and bats, and the occurrence of a lemur (Nycticebus tardigradus) in Tawi Tawi.

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  • There are deer (at least five species), boars, bears, antelopes, beavers, otters, badgers, tiger-cats, marten, an inferior sable, striped squirrels, &c. Among birds there are black eagles, peregrines (largely used in hawking), and, specially protected by law, turkey bustards, three varieties of pheasants, swans, geese, common and spectacled teal, mallards, mandarin ducks white and pink ibis, cranes, storks, egrets, herons, curlews, pigeons, doves, nightjars, common and blue magpies, rooks, crows, orioles, halcyon and blue kingfishers, jays, nut-hatches, redstarts, snipe, grey shrikes, hawks, kites, &c. But, pending further observations, it is not possible to say which of the smaller birds actually breed in Korea and which only make it a halting-place in their annual migrations.

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  • Squirrels and dormice are very destructive to the nut crop, as they not only take for present consumption but for a store for future supply.

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  • In the mountains are elk, puma, lynx, the varying hare and snowshoe rabbit, the yellow-haired porcupine, Fremont's and Bailey's squirrels, the mountain sheep, the four-striped chipmunk, Townsend's spermophile, the prong-horned antelope, the cinnamon pack-rat, grizzly, brown, silvertip and black bears and the wolverine.

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  • Squirrels, flying-squirrels, porcupines, civet-cats, rats, bats, flying-foxes and lizards are found in great variety; snakes of various kinds, from the boa-constrictor downward, are abundant, while the forests swarm with tree-leeches, and the marshes with horse-leeches and frogs.

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  • Of the lower animals, mice, rats, guinea-pigs, rabbits, squirrels and monkeys are susceptible to the bacillus; horses, cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, dogs and cats are more or less resistant, but cats and dogs have been known to die of plague (Oporto, Daman, Cutch and Poona).

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  • The Virginia deer is common in the bottomlands; a few beaver still frequent the remoter streams; in the higher portions are still a few black bears and pumas, besides the lynx, the Virginia varying hare, the woodchuck, the red and the fox squirrel and flying squirrels.

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  • Amongst the rodents squirrels abound, and the so-called flying squirrels are represented by several species.

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  • Characteristic forms of the Upper Sonoran zone are the burrowing owl, Nevada sage-thrush, sagethrasher and special species of orioles, kangaroo rats, mice, rabbits and squirrels.

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  • The mammals include black bear, deer, lynx, porcupine, fox, squirrels, hares, rabbits, musk rats, minks, weasels, skunks and woodchucks.

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  • Squirrels and hares are numerous, as are several kinds of monkeys, notably the guereza, gelada, guenon and dog-faced baboon.

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  • Opossums, raccoons, woodchucks, foxes, grey squirrels and fox-squirrels are common.

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  • Man and monkeys alone possess parallel and convergent vision of the two eyes, while a divergent, and consequently a very widely extended, vision is a prerogative of the lower mammals; squirrels, for instance, and probably also hares and rabbits, being able to see an object approaching them directly from behind without turning their heads.

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  • Though usually more or less cylindrical or circular in section, hairs are often elliptical or flattened, as in the curly-haired races of men, the terminal portion of the hair of moles and shrews, and conspicuously in the spines of the spiny squirrels of the genus Xerus and those of the mouse-like Platacanthomys.

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  • On the other hand, the scaly-tailed squirrels (Anomaluridae), the jumping-hares (Pedetidae), and the strandmoles (Bathyergidae) are exclusively African; while the sewellels (Haplodontidae) and the pocket-gophers (Geomyidae) are as characteristically North American, although a few members of the latter have reached Central America.

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  • In their arboreal life, and the habit of sitting up on their hind-legs with their food grasped in the fore-paws, dormice are like squirrels, from which they differ in being completely nocturnal.

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  • Otters are common along the rivers; chamois may very rarely be seen on the least accessible peaks; roe-deer, red-deer, squirrels and rabbits people the lower woodlands; and hares abound in the open.

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  • The principal animals and birds in South Carolina are deer, rabbits, squirrels, opossums, musk-rats, raccoons, minks, geese, ducks, wild turkeys, " partridge " (quail or bobwhite), woodcock and snipe.

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  • Squirrels, rabbits, wood-chucks, skunks, muskrats and opossums are common.

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  • It was dark with forest boughs That brushed the walls and made the mossy tiles Part of the squirrels ' track.

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  • The map shows apparently strong populations of red squirrels in the large areas of mainly coniferous forest in the North East.

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  • Set in a beautiful oak copse divided between two parks amidst the shy red squirrels.

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  • Rodents including ground and rock squirrels and prairie dogs are the natural hosts.

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  • Beside teddy hears, Susanna uses pigs. crocodiles, squirrels, rabbits and other creatures to portray human foibles.

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  • Any remaining fruits are likely to fall victim to birds, squirrels, autumn gales or all three!

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  • The magnitude of threat to red squirrels is the threat from gray squirrel incursion.

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  • The hazelnut provides a useful supply of winter food for many animals and birds including jays, squirrels and dormice.

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  • It is a common misnomer that gray squirrels hibernate.

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  • Irish Examiner Squirrels are rather partial to milk chocolate Aahh.

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  • squirrel pox was found last summer by the Moredun Research Institute near Edinburgh in gray squirrels coming across the border from Cumbria.

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  • Gray squirrels are also a potential host to the disease, squirrel poxvirus which is normally fatal in reds.

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  • red squirrels in existing key habitat.

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  • red squirrels left in the UK, compared with 2.5 million gray squirrels.

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  • However, at this time last » year, we had four red squirrels foraging for beech nuts on our drive.

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  • Red Squirrels in South of Scotland Information about work protecting the endangered red squirrels in South of Scotland Information about work protecting the endangered red squirrel in Dumfries & Galloway and the Scottish Borders.

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  • Report sheet Report all sick or dead red squirrels immediately.

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  • The woods are home to a range of wild animals, even including a few red squirrels.

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  • red squirrels by grays in the UK.

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  • red squirrels in the large areas of mainly coniferous forest in the North East.

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  • red squirrels in the woods and buzzards are a frequent sight in the skies above.

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  • Many people like to argue the reverse, but do squirrels live in trees?

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  • Seriously, for squirrels i nice large bore shotgun is the way forward.

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  • Gray squirrels are also a potential host to the disease, squirrel poxvirus which is normally fatal in reds.

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  • Squirrel pox was found last summer by the Moredun Research Institute near Edinburgh in gray squirrel pox was found last summer by the Moredun Research Institute near Edinburgh in gray squirrels coming across the border from Cumbria.

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  • In addition flying squirrels seemed to slightly prefer some types of edges.

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  • She was a really energetic dog and she used to chase squirrels for ages, and she loved her walks.

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  • introduced gray squirrels, through the diseases they carry, have driven our native red squirrels into severe decline.

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  • While shooting squirrels in the woods, Bert accidentally nicks a man, who appears to be suffering from a disgusting disease.

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  • Don't forget to take some peanuts to feed the gray squirrels that live in the grounds.

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  • Red squirrels - the tail can often be darker than the rest of its coat.

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  • Lots of gardens and forest to explore, including some extremely tame red squirrels which are rather a novelty for us islanders.

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  • tame red squirrels which are rather a novelty for us islanders.

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  • If red squirrels can be successfully translocated into these untapped habitats their status in Ireland may be assured.

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  • Home to much more than just our busy squirrels, you may even be lucky enough to spot a weasel.

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  • In general appearance flying-squirrels resemble ordinary squirrels, although they are even more beautifully [[col]oured.

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  • Their habits, food, etc., are also very similar to those of the true squirrels, except that they are more nocturnal, and are therefore less often seen.

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  • Hares, rabbits, field-mice, waterrats, rats, squirrels, moles, game-birds, pigeons, and small birds, form the chief food of the wild cat.

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  • Flares, rabbits and squirrels are common.

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  • The most common wild animals are deer, rabbits, squirrels, raccoons, skunks, woodchucks and muskrats.

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  • The Vertebrata come within the scope of our subject, chiefly as destructive agents which cause wounds or devour young shoots and foliage, &c. Rabbits and other burrowing animals injure roots, squirrels and birds snip off buds, horned cattle strip off bark, and so forth.

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  • Amongst other interesting mammals are four species of the long-haired Colobus monkeys (black, black and white, greenishgrey and reddish-brown); the Potto lemur, fruit bats of large size with monstrous heads (Hypsignathus monstrosus); the brushtailed African porcupine; several very brightly coloured squirrels; the scaly-tailed flying Anomalurus; the common porcupine; the leopard, serval, golden cat (Felix celidogaster) in two varieties, the copper-coloured and the grey, possibly the same animal at different ages; the striped and spotted hyenas (beyond the forest region); two large otters; the tree hyrax, elephant and manati; the red bush pig (Potamochoerus porcus); the West African chevrotain (Dorcatherium); the Senegalese buffalo; Bongo antelope (Boocercus); large yellow-backed duiker (Cephalophus sylvicultrix), black duiker, West African hartebeest (beyond the forest), pygmy antelope (Neotragus); and three species of Manis or pangolin (M.

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  • Among the more common species of game are squirrels, opossums, musk-rats, rabbits, racoons, wild turkeys, ", partridges" (quail, or Bob White), geese, and ducks; deer, black bears, grey (or timber) wolves, black wolves and "wild cats" (lynx), once common, have become rare.

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  • The Rodents are also well represented by various squirrels, mice and hares.

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  • In the order of Rodents squirrels are very numerous, and porcupines of two genera are met with.

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  • The agouti and the armadillo are practically extinct and the only other mammals are ground squirrels, rats, a few other small rodents, and some bats.

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  • Of smaller mammals, raccoons, squirrels and opossums are very common.

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  • Hares are uncommon, and the last reddeer was shot in 1814; but wolves, otters and squirrels abound.

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  • Squirrels, bears, foxes, arctic foxes, antelopes and especially deer in spring are the principal objects of the chase.

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  • Ant-eaters (Orycteropus capensis), porcupines, weasels, squirrels, rock rabbits, hares and cane rats are common in different localities.

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  • Among the rodents there are hares, marmots, beavers, squirrels, rats and mice, the last in enormous swarms. Of the larger game the chamois and deer are specially noticeable.

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  • Marmosets are not larger than squirrels, and present great variation in colour; all have long tails, and many have the ears tufted.

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  • with slight powers of progression on the ground; the patagium or "flying-membrane" of some squirrels and of Galeopithecus probably indicates the way in which the modification was effected.

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  • SPINY SQUIRREL, a book-name for a group of African ground squirrels, characterized by the spiny nature of the fur of the more typical forms. They form the genus Xerus, which is split up into a number of subgenera; Xerus rutilus of Abyssinia and East Africa belonging to the typical group, while the striped North African X.

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  • The skull is narrower and longer than in typical squirrels, and there are distinctive features in the cheek-teeth; but the more aberrant types come much closer to squirrels.

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  • Some are said occasionally to resort to berries and other fruit for food, but as a rule they are carnivorous, feeding chiefly on birds and their eggs, small mammals, as squirrels, hares, rabbits and moles, but chiefly mice of various kinds, and occasionally snakes, lizards and frogs.

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  • Foxes, squirrels, otters, snakes (smooth snake, grass snake and adder), butterflies (some of them peculiar to the district), and an occasional badger range the forest freely.

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  • There young Parkman spent his leisure hours in collecting eggs, insects and reptiles, trapping squirrels and woodchucks, and shooting birds with arrows.

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  • Large squirrels are common.

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  • Cottontail rabbits, raccoons (including the Mexican variety), and squirrels are common in the forests.

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  • What may be called typical, that is to say arboreal, squirrels are found throughout the greater part of the tropical and temperate regions of both hemispheres, although they are absent both from Madagascar and Australasia.

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  • Thus, while the squirrels of north and west Europe are of the bright red colour of the British animal, those of the mountainous regions of southern Europe are of a deep blackish grey; while those from Siberia are a clear pale grey colour, with scarcely a tinge of rufous.

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  • The squirrels of the typical genus Sciurus are unknown in Africa south of the Sahara, but otherwise have a distribution co-extensive with the rest of the family.

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  • That they are essential is evident from the circumstance that the African spiny squirrels Xerus (see SPINY SQUIRREL) come between Sciurus and some of the other African genera.

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  • but foxes, skunks, weasels, musk-rats, rabbits, and grey and red squirrels are not uncommon.

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  • Beavers are nearly allied to the squirrels (Sciuridae), agreeing in certain structural peculiarities of the lower jaw and skull.

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  • The Park consists of about 265 acres of undulating land with natural woods and rocks, traversed by a gorge cut by Rock Creek, a tributary of the Potomac. The river and gorge extend into the country far beyond the Park, and in addition to the animals that have been introduced, there are many wild creatures living in their native freedom, such as musk rats in the creek, grey squirrels, crested cardinals and turkey buzzards.

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  • - In primitive times deer, ducks, turkeys, fish and oysters were especially numerous, and wolves, squirrels and crows were a source of annoyance to the early settlers.

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  • Much more numerous are squirrels, rabbits, " groundhogs " (woodchucks), opossums, skunks, weasels and minks.

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  • The first white settlers found great numbers of buffaloes, deer, elks, geese, ducks, turkeys and partridges, also many bears, panthers, lynx, wolves, foxes, beavers, otters, minks, musk-rats, rabbits, squirrels, raccoons, woodchucks, opossums and A I .° Longitude West 89 Greenwich C E Fayette, ?

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  • palustris), rabbits, black, gray, red and ground squirrels, gophers, and many small rodents.

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  • Rabbits, squirrels, raccoons, woodcock and quail are also common game.

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  • Among its characteristic mammals and birds are the lynx, marten, porcupine, northern red squirrel, Beldings and Kennicotts ground squirrels, varyin and snowshoe rabbits, northern jumping mouse, white-throate sparrow, Blackburnian warbler, Audubon.

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  • Among its characteristic mammals and birds are the sage cotton-tail, black-tailed jack-rabbit, Idaho rabbit, Oregon, Utah and Townsends ground squirrels, sage chipmunk, fivetoed kangaroo rats, pocket mice, grasshopper mice, burrowing owl, Brewers sparrow, Nevada sage sparrow, lazuli finch, sage thrasher, Nuttall s poor-will, Bullocks oriole and rough-winged swallow.

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  • Indeed, despite the fact that they present much diversity of habit - some being arboreal, as the squirrels, many of which are provided with expansions of skin or parachutes on which they glide from tree to tree; some cursorial, as the hares; others jumpers, as the jerboas; others fossorial, as the mole-rats; and others aquatic, as the beavers and waterrats - no important structural modifications are correlated with such diversity of habit.

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  • Post-orbital processes of the frontals exist in squirrels, marmots and hares; but in all other genera they are rudimentary or altogether absent; and the zygoma seldom sends upwards a corresponding process, so that the orbit is more or less completely continuous with the temporal fossa.

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  • The stomach varies in form from the simple oval bag of the squirrels to the complex ruminant like organ of the lemmings.

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  • In the squirrels and porcupines the tibia and fibula are distinct, but in rats and hares they are united, often high up. The hind foot is more variable than the front one, the digits varying in number from five, as in squirrels and rats, to four, as in hares, or even three, as in the capybara, viscacha and agouti.

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  • In porcupines and hares the tendons of the flexor digitorum longus and flexor hallucis longus are connected in the foot, while in the rats and squirrels they are separate, and the flexor digitorum longus is generally inserted into the metatarsal of the first toe.

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  • Squirrel Group. - The Sciuroidea, which include the great group of squirrels, sousliks, marmots, &c., all comprised in the single family Sciuridae, differ from the sewellels in having large post-orbital processes to the skull (figs.

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  • The second genus, Heliosciurus, includes arboreal African squirrels, typified by H.

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  • In Xerus itself, which is represented by the terrestrial African spiny squirrels, the ears are short, there are only two teats, and flat spines are mingled with the fur; while the skull, and more especially the frontals, is elongated, with a very short post-orbital process, and the crowns of the molars are taller than usual (see Spiny Squirrel).

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  • Squirrels of this and the' other arboreal groups have the bodily form slender and agile, the tail long and bushy, the ears well developed, pointed and often tufted; the feet adapted for 1 ' climbing, the anterior pair with four toes and a rudimentary thumb, and the posterior pair with five toes, all the toes having long, curved and short-pointed claws (see Squirrel).

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  • Sciurotamias have been proposed respectively for one Bornean and some four Chinese squirrels.

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  • These lead on to the sousliks, Spermophilus (or Citellus), in which the incisors (as in the following genera) differ from those of all the squirrels in not being compressed.

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  • The Nannosciurinae, or second sub-family of Sciuridae, are represented only by the pigmy squirrels (Nannosciurus), characterized by their very short-crowned molars (which approximate to those of dormice in structure) and small premolars, of which the first upper pair is often deciduous, while the upper molars have only three oblique ridges.

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  • (See Pocket-Gopher, Pocketmouse and Kangaroo-Rat.) Scaly-tailed Squirrels.

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  • - The next section, according to Prof. Max Weber's arrangement, is that of the Anomaluroidea, typified by the rodents commonly called African flying-squirrels (Anomaluridae), but better designated scale-tailed squirrels, or simply "scaly-tails," since one member of the family has no parachute.

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  • These are small rodents with somewhat the appearance of the pigmy squirrels (Nannosciurus), which in some degree connect the family with the Muridae.

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  • norvegicus) or smaller than the harvest mouse; and they all 'have habits generally similar to those of one or other of the English species, although some live in trees like squirrels, or in the water; among the latter being the brown-footed rat (M.

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  • Forsyth-Major, "On some Miocene Squirrels, with Remarks on the Dentition and Classification of the Sciuridae," Proc. Zool.

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  • Here are to be found yak, wild asses (kyang), several varieties of deer, musk deer and Tibetan antelope (Pantholops); also wild sheep (the bharal of the Himalaya), Ovis hodgsoni and possibly Ovis poli, together with wild goats, bears (in large numbers in the north-eastern districts), leopards, otter, wolves, wild cats, foxes, marmots, squirrels, monkeys and wild dogs.

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  • It has been claimed that the resemblance between some of the Oriental tree-shrews of the genus Tupaia and squirrels comes under the category of aggressive mimicry, the tupaias being enabled by their likeness to approach and pounce upon small birds or other animals which, mistaking them for the vegetable-feeding squirrels, make no effort to get out of the way.

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  • Similarly the dull coloration of the two sets of animals is very possibly procryptic and serves to hide both shrews and squirrels from enemies.

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  • The policy of the government which protects game, both in the park and in the surrounding national forests, has induced elk, deer, antelope, mountain-sheep, bears, porcupines, coyotes, squirrels, gophers and woodchucks to take shelter here.

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  • The Carnivora include bears, wolverines, wolves, raccoons, foxes, sables, martens, skunks, kolinskis, fitch, fishers, ermines, cats, sea otters, fur seals, hair seals, lions, tigers, leopards, lynxes, jackals, &c. The Rodentia include beavers, nutrias, musk-rats or musquash, marmots, hamsters, chinchillas, hares, rabbits, squirrels, &c. The Ungulata include Persian, Astrachan, Crimean, Chinese and Tibet lambs, mouflon, guanaco, goats, ponies, &c. The Marsupialia include opossums, wallabies and kangaroos.

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  • Chiefly squirrels.

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  • The chief exceptions are the Persian and Astrachan lambs, which are bought at the Russian 'fairs, and are dressed and dyed in Leipzig, and the ermine and Russian squirrels, which are dressed and manufactured into linings either in Russia or Germany before offered for sale to the wholesale merchants or manufacturers.

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  • In England, for instance, the dressing of sables, martens, foxes, otters, seals, bears, lions, tigers and leopards is first rate; while with skunk, mink, musquash, chinchillas, beavers, lambs and squirrels, the Germans show better results, particularly in the last.

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  • After the dressing process the backs of the squirrels are made up separately from the under and thinner white and grey parts, the first being known as squirrelback and the other as squirrel-lock linings.

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  • Bears, foxes, otters and sables are numerous, as also the reindeer in the north, and the musk deer, hares, squirrels, rats and mice everywhere.

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  • Many of the original wild animals, such as the bison, bear, beaver, deer and lynx, have disappeared; wolves, foxes and mink are rare; but rabbits, squirrels and raccoons are still common.

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  • MARMOT, the vernacular name of a large, thickly built, burrowing Alpine rodent mammal, allied to the squirrels, and typifying the genus Arctomys, of which there are numerous species ranging from the Alps through Asia north of (but including the inner ranges of) the Himalaya, and recurring in North America.

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  • Squirrels are confined to the eastern chain of islands from Basilan to Samar and to the Palawan-Calamianes group. In the southern islands there is a tiny species, the size of a mouse.

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  • Other discoveries include a few new squirrels and bats, and the occurrence of a lemur (Nycticebus tardigradus) in Tawi Tawi.

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  • There are deer (at least five species), boars, bears, antelopes, beavers, otters, badgers, tiger-cats, marten, an inferior sable, striped squirrels, &c. Among birds there are black eagles, peregrines (largely used in hawking), and, specially protected by law, turkey bustards, three varieties of pheasants, swans, geese, common and spectacled teal, mallards, mandarin ducks white and pink ibis, cranes, storks, egrets, herons, curlews, pigeons, doves, nightjars, common and blue magpies, rooks, crows, orioles, halcyon and blue kingfishers, jays, nut-hatches, redstarts, snipe, grey shrikes, hawks, kites, &c. But, pending further observations, it is not possible to say which of the smaller birds actually breed in Korea and which only make it a halting-place in their annual migrations.

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  • Squirrels and dormice are very destructive to the nut crop, as they not only take for present consumption but for a store for future supply.

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  • In the mountains are elk, puma, lynx, the varying hare and snowshoe rabbit, the yellow-haired porcupine, Fremont's and Bailey's squirrels, the mountain sheep, the four-striped chipmunk, Townsend's spermophile, the prong-horned antelope, the cinnamon pack-rat, grizzly, brown, silvertip and black bears and the wolverine.

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  • Squirrels, flying-squirrels, porcupines, civet-cats, rats, bats, flying-foxes and lizards are found in great variety; snakes of various kinds, from the boa-constrictor downward, are abundant, while the forests swarm with tree-leeches, and the marshes with horse-leeches and frogs.

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  • Of the lower animals, mice, rats, guinea-pigs, rabbits, squirrels and monkeys are susceptible to the bacillus; horses, cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, dogs and cats are more or less resistant, but cats and dogs have been known to die of plague (Oporto, Daman, Cutch and Poona).

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  • The Virginia deer is common in the bottomlands; a few beaver still frequent the remoter streams; in the higher portions are still a few black bears and pumas, besides the lynx, the Virginia varying hare, the woodchuck, the red and the fox squirrel and flying squirrels.

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  • PRAIRIE - MARMOT, a zoological emendation for the American name "prairie-dog," applied to a small North American rodent allied to the squirrels and marmots, and technically known as Cynomys ludovicianus (see MARMOT).

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  • Amongst the rodents squirrels abound, and the so-called flying squirrels are represented by several species.

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  • Characteristic forms of the Upper Sonoran zone are the burrowing owl, Nevada sage-thrush, sagethrasher and special species of orioles, kangaroo rats, mice, rabbits and squirrels.

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  • The mammals include black bear, deer, lynx, porcupine, fox, squirrels, hares, rabbits, musk rats, minks, weasels, skunks and woodchucks.

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  • Squirrels and hares are numerous, as are several kinds of monkeys, notably the guereza, gelada, guenon and dog-faced baboon.

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  • Opossums, raccoons, woodchucks, foxes, grey squirrels and fox-squirrels are common.

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  • Man and monkeys alone possess parallel and convergent vision of the two eyes, while a divergent, and consequently a very widely extended, vision is a prerogative of the lower mammals; squirrels, for instance, and probably also hares and rabbits, being able to see an object approaching them directly from behind without turning their heads.

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  • Though usually more or less cylindrical or circular in section, hairs are often elliptical or flattened, as in the curly-haired races of men, the terminal portion of the hair of moles and shrews, and conspicuously in the spines of the spiny squirrels of the genus Xerus and those of the mouse-like Platacanthomys.

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  • On the other hand, the scaly-tailed squirrels (Anomaluridae), the jumping-hares (Pedetidae), and the strandmoles (Bathyergidae) are exclusively African; while the sewellels (Haplodontidae) and the pocket-gophers (Geomyidae) are as characteristically North American, although a few members of the latter have reached Central America.

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  • In their arboreal life, and the habit of sitting up on their hind-legs with their food grasped in the fore-paws, dormice are like squirrels, from which they differ in being completely nocturnal.

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  • Otters are common along the rivers; chamois may very rarely be seen on the least accessible peaks; roe-deer, red-deer, squirrels and rabbits people the lower woodlands; and hares abound in the open.

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  • The principal animals and birds in South Carolina are deer, rabbits, squirrels, opossums, musk-rats, raccoons, minks, geese, ducks, wild turkeys, " partridge " (quail or bobwhite), woodcock and snipe.

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  • Squirrels, rabbits, wood-chucks, skunks, muskrats and opossums are common.

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  • I wish you could be here to play three little squirrels, and two gentle doves, and to make a pretty nest for a dear little robin.

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  • Near the landing there is a beautiful little spring, which Helen calls "squirrel-cup," because I told her the squirrels came there to drink.

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  • She has felt dead squirrels and rabbits and other wild animals, and is anxious to see a "walk-squirrel," which interpreted, means, I think, a "live squirrel."

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  • One farmer said that it was "good for nothing but to raise cheeping squirrels on."

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  • It was very exciting at that season to roam the then boundless chestnut woods of Lincoln--they now sleep their long sleep under the railroad--with a bag on my shoulder, and a stick to open burs with in my hand, for I did not always wait for the frost, amid the rustling of leaves and the loud reproofs of the red squirrels and the jays, whose half-consumed nuts I sometimes stole, for the burs which they had selected were sure to contain sound ones.

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  • They grew also behind my house, and one large tree, which almost overshadowed it, was, when in flower, a bouquet which scented the whole neighborhood, but the squirrels and the jays got most of its fruit; the last coming in flocks early in the morning and picking the nuts out of the burs before they fell, I relinquished these trees to them and visited the more distant woods composed wholly of chestnut.

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  • We talked of rude and simple times, when men sat about large fires in cold, bracing weather, with clear heads; and when other dessert failed, we tried our teeth on many a nut which wise squirrels have long since abandoned, for those which have the thickest shells are commonly empty.

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  • All day long the red squirrels came and went, and afforded me much entertainment by their manoeuvres.

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  • The squirrels also grew at last to be quite familiar, and occasionally stepped upon my shoe, when that was the nearest way.

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  • Target: No loss of red squirrels in existing key habitat.

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  • There are about 160,000 red squirrels left in the UK, compared with 2.5 million gray squirrels.

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  • However, at this time last » year, we had four red squirrels foraging for beech nuts on our drive.

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  • Red Squirrels in South of Scotland Information about work protecting the endangered red squirrel in Dumfries & Galloway and the Scottish Borders.

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  • Report sheet Report all sick or dead red squirrels immediately.

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  • The woods are home to a range of wild animals, even including a few red squirrels.

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  • The replacement of red squirrels by grays in the UK.

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  • There are red squirrels in the woods and buzzards are a frequent sight in the skies above.

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  • Many people like to argue the reverse, but do squirrels live in trees?

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  • There may he a Siamese or white Persian kitten in the party or tame red squirrels scampering about.

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  • Wagtails scratching in the ground, squirrels scamper all around Hiding nuts for their winter store.

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  • You may also see gray squirrels scampering up the trees, but the red squirrel is extinct here.

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  • Share your days with gentle deer, scampering squirrels, secretive badgers, soaring buzzards and hawks in the wild, private Leny glen.

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  • In addition flying squirrels seemed to slightly prefer some types of edges.

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  • She was a really energetic dog and she used to chase squirrels for ages, and she loved her walks.

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  • Introduced gray squirrels, through the diseases they carry, have driven our native red squirrels into severe decline.

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  • While shooting squirrels in the woods, Bert accidentally nicks a man, who appears to be suffering from a disgusting disease.

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  • Do n't forget to take some peanuts to feed the gray squirrels that live in the grounds.

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  • Red squirrels - the tail can often be darker than the rest of its coat.

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  • Lots of gardens and forest to explore, including some extremely tame red squirrels which are rather a novelty for us islanders.

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  • If red squirrels can be successfully translocated into these untapped habitats their status in Ireland may be assured.

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  • Home to much more than just our busy squirrels, you may even be lucky enough to spot a weasel.

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  • The gnarl in the branch made it harder for the squirrels to run up the branch.

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  • Little Chad loved watching the rambunctious squirrels chase each other in his backyard.

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  • They can soak up the sunshine and watch the birds and squirrels to their heart's content.

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  • They can also watch the birds, squirrels and other would-be prey animals scurrying about the yard.

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  • Wildlife-If you love wildlife, then look for a novelty shower curtain that features scenes of wildlife, from black bears to graceful deer, woodland birds to squirrels and bobcats.

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  • For dogs who love to pull or try to chase after birds or squirrels, this level of head control can be a lifesaver for owners.

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  • They do not have to rely on you to relieve themselves or to go outside to chase squirrels.

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  • If your dog likes to snuggle up with something cuddly, he'll have to dig these three little squirrels out of their cozy tree trunk.

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  • This toy is available in sizes from small to large, and you can purchase replacement squirrels.

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  • He was bred for hunting, and he will chase and hunt smaller animals whether they are pets or squirrels in the yard.

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  • 'Simplex' produces small red fruit that is very attractive to squirrels, but 'Multiplex' is sterile.

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  • Dried sunflower seeds are a favorite of mice, chipmunks, squirrels and rats, so be sure to use a tight-fitting lid or else you will have very fat rodents and a very empty container in a few days!

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  • When a youth reaches a certain age, he or she typically abandons hopscotch and skipping rope for more mature endeavors (such as chasing squirrels with a pellet gun).

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  • They wrote of the squirrels and chipmunks, but not about seeing bear and elk and bison.

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  • Rabies is most often spread by animal bites from dogs, cats, mice, raccoons, squirrels, and bats and may cause encephalitis.

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  • Other animals that can carry the types of bacteria responsible for this illness are mice, squirrels, weasels, dogs, and cats.

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  • Bites from mice, rats, or squirrels rarely require rabies prevention because these rodents are typically killed by any encounter with a larger, rabid animal, and would, therefore, not be carriers.

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  • Place a few small stuffed birds, raccoons and squirrels in the branches for a cute effect.

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  • There are dozens of animal costume sewing patterns on the market right now, which means you or your child can dress up as a variety of creatures from skunks to squirrels.

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  • The squirrels love it, but it's a boon for a crafter, too, because there are all sorts of easy fall crafts for kids that can use acorns.

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  • These cute little squirrels display a gratitude sign.

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  • In general appearance flying-squirrels resemble ordinary squirrels, although they are even more beautifully [[col]oured.

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  • Hares, rabbits, field-mice, waterrats, rats, squirrels, moles, game-birds, pigeons, and small birds, form the chief food of the wild cat.

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  • The most common wild animals are deer, rabbits, squirrels, raccoons, skunks, woodchucks and muskrats.

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  • The Vertebrata come within the scope of our subject, chiefly as destructive agents which cause wounds or devour young shoots and foliage, &c. Rabbits and other burrowing animals injure roots, squirrels and birds snip off buds, horned cattle strip off bark, and so forth.

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  • Among the more common species of game are squirrels, opossums, musk-rats, rabbits, racoons, wild turkeys, ", partridges" (quail, or Bob White), geese, and ducks; deer, black bears, grey (or timber) wolves, black wolves and "wild cats" (lynx), once common, have become rare.

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  • Squirrels, bears, foxes, arctic foxes, antelopes and especially deer in spring are the principal objects of the chase.

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  • Ant-eaters (Orycteropus capensis), porcupines, weasels, squirrels, rock rabbits, hares and cane rats are common in different localities.

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  • Among the rodents there are hares, marmots, beavers, squirrels, rats and mice, the last in enormous swarms. Of the larger game the chamois and deer are specially noticeable.

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  • with slight powers of progression on the ground; the patagium or "flying-membrane" of some squirrels and of Galeopithecus probably indicates the way in which the modification was effected.

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  • The skull is narrower and longer than in typical squirrels, and there are distinctive features in the cheek-teeth; but the more aberrant types come much closer to squirrels.

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  • Typical spiny squirrels differ from true squirrels in being completely terrestrial in their habits, and live either in clefts or holes of rocks, or in burrows which they dig themselves.

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  • Some are said occasionally to resort to berries and other fruit for food, but as a rule they are carnivorous, feeding chiefly on birds and their eggs, small mammals, as squirrels, hares, rabbits and moles, but chiefly mice of various kinds, and occasionally snakes, lizards and frogs.

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  • Typical spiny squirrels differ from true squirrels in being completely terrestrial in their habits, and live either in clefts or holes of rocks, or in burrows which they dig themselves.

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  • As I walked in the woods to see the birds and squirrels, so I walked in the village to see the men and boys; instead of the wind among the pines I heard the carts rattle.

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