Posts tagged ‘Pets’

What makes a skunk smell?

A skunk is a small creature famous for its unpleasant odor.  It is about the size of a can and has distinctive black and white markings.

Skunks can’t run fast, but they can protect themselves from their enemies by spraying a smelly liquid, which the skunk stores in special scent glands near its tail.  When frightened, the skunk can squirt a fine spray as far as 10 feet.

Skunk

But the skunk doesn’t “strike” without warning.  It turns its back to the intruder, raises its busy tail, and stamps its feet, so you have plenty of time to get away.

If this fair warning is not heeded, the skunk will use its last means of protection, the evil-smelling spray.

The spray is so strong that it is hard to breathe when you are near it.

Skunks themselves are friendly little animals, and make playful pets when their accept glands are removed.

Aside from an occasional raid on the chicken roast, skunks are really helpful to man since they eat insects, rats, mice and other rodents that damage farm crops. – Dick Rogers

How long have cats been pets?

Cat

Cats are fun to keep as pets.  They make playful friendly companions.  The cat has been a favorite pet for a long, long time.  Many believe that the Egyptians tamed the first cats more than 4,000 years ago.  The Egyptian cat was one of the small wildcats found in North Africa.

Cats kept rats and mice from overrunning the great Egyptian grain storehouses.  Probably because they did such a good job in destroying these pests, the Egyptian worshiped the cat as a god.  An Egyptian who harmed a cat was punished.  By about the 9th century, cats were helping to keep farms, shops and houses in Europe mouseless.

But the early Europeans associated cats with witches and evil spirits rather than a god, and many superstitions grew up around cats. About cat, for example, was a sign of bad luck.  To many people today,  a cat is just a nice pet to have around. – Dick Rogers

Natural World of Living Things

Welcome everybody. This is  one of my blog.  In this blog,  I will talk about the living things. Many love animals as their pets. I also love animals. So I’d like to write about them. In here I will talk about their attitude, their behavior, where they came, their origin, everything. I’m sure many don’t have any knowledge of it. I want to share to you all what I know about them.

If you have any suggestions or inquiries, you are free to ask me or email me at my gmail account . . . . askpari@gmail.com