Posts tagged ‘Powerful Jaws’

What is a Barracuda Fish?

Fiercest Fish

Barracuda are pikelike saltwater fish.  They are sometimes called “tiger of the sea” because of their pierce nature.

One of the fiercest of fishes is the barracuda.  These slender, pikelike fishes with jutting jaws and razorlike teeth live in the warmer waters of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

There are several kinds of barracudas.  The largest of them is the great barracuda.  This big fish may grow to be 6 feet long.  It is sometimes called the “tiger of the sea.”

It seems to fear nothing and may attack anything that moves in the water, including man.  In fact, many people think some barracudas are more to be feared than most sharks.

When the barracuda finds a school of fish, it slowly stalks them, then dives into their midst, biting and slashing with its sharp teeth and powerful jaws.

Barracuda are among the fastest fishes.  A four-foot-long barracuda can swim 25 miles an hour of more, for short distances. – Dick Rogers

 

Do hyenas really laugh?

A hyena is a large wild, doglike animal that lives in Africa and Asia.

Hyenas known as spotted hyenas are sometimes called “laughing hyenas” because they make sounds that resemble hysterical human laughter.

Hyena

But the hyena is not really laughing.  The laughing hyena usually makes it weird, laughing howl only when it is frightened or excited.

Hyena have the reputation of being cowardly animals because they prefer to eat meat already killed by other animals.

They often follow lions and eat the leftovers of the larger animals’ meals.  They even eat the leftover bones, crushing them with their strong teeth and powerful jaws.

Hyenas are not particular about what they eat.  They are mostly scavengers and will eat any “garbage”  they happen upon.

For this reason, they are useful as animal “garbage collectors”  and help keep the ground. – Dick Rogers

How did the bulldog get its name?

Bulldog

The bulldog is a strong, short-haired dog with a pug nose and wide, powerful jaws.

The bulldog gets its name because it was once bred for the sport of bull-baiting, a cruel sport popular in England in the 1600s.

Because of his pushed-in nose, the bulldog was able to hang on to the unfortunate animal’s ears or nose with his strong teeth and still be able to breathe.

Often, a bear was used in the place of a bull.

When this cruel sport was outlawed, the bulldog was used for dog-fighting.  It was called a “Pit Dog” or “Pit Bull.”

Today the bulldog, though still brave, makes a gentle and friendly pet.

Bulldogs are slightly pigeon-toed and have many wrinkles on their faces.

A bulldog may weigh from 40 to 50 pounds.  It is Great Britain’s national dog, as well as mascot of the British Navy. – Dick Rogers