February 28, 2021

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Interesting Animal Facts

Here’s a few animal facts that you may find interesting and useful sometime in your travels.

  • A bears big toe is on the outside of it’s foot unlike humans which is on the inside.
  • If a buck deer is injured on one side of it’s body the opposite side antler will grow abnormally.
  • Gray Fox are the only members of the Canine family that have retractable claws.
  • Frogs have a type of anti-freeze in their blood that keep them from freezing solid in the winter.
  • Male porcupines will urinate on the female before mating.
  • Groundhogs have a separate chamber in their tunnel system to defecate in. Their scat is seldom found outside of their den.
  • Beavers almost always defecate in the water.
  • Most animals deposit their scat on a raised object such as a log or rock to advertise their presence and mark their territory.
  • Raccoon scat can be deadly to humans if inhaled.
  • One Red Squirrel can eat up to 50 pine cones per day.
  • The Opossum is the only marsupial in North America
  • The favorite food of the Grizzly Bear is the White Pine Nut
  • A Grizzly Bear can go from zero to 25 MPH in 6 seconds
  • A Pronghorn Antelope can reach speeds of 60 MPH.
  • Snowshoe Hare populations peak every 10 years.  This was the 10th year of the 10 year cycle in the Adirondacks!
  • The Raccoon is the most ambidextrous animal in North America. They also dip their food in water to make it easier to swallow.