Month: August 2008

Red Munia | Strawberry Finch

The Red Munia is a small bird that is found in Southern Asia, and other areas including India. It is estimated that there are about ten million of the Red Munia, which is also called the Strawberry Finch. The Red Munia will flock and move to feeding areas in large groups literally covering the ground

Massasauga

Even if you have never seen a massasauga rattlesnake you will have a vague image of it by the use of its nickname, swamp rattler. The Massasauga The Massasauga is about two to three feet long, and has “saddle” markings on its back that are deep brown, as well as three rows of brown black

Cotton Mouth Snake

Among the most poison snakes in the US, the Cotton Mouth, or Water Moccasin ranks in the top array, but the Cottonmouth is not only poisonous, he is also among the most aggressive and bad tempered of snakes. The Cottonmouth belongs to the family of pit vipers, and is a very nasty guy to come

Bad Tempered Cape Buffalo

The Cape Buffalo, which is found all through Central Africa, as well as southern Africa is one of the most aggressive and bad tempered of the Buffalo family. This mean spirited animal can actually ward off a lion attack and when the pride brings down a buffalo it is not uncommon for one or more

Tomato Frog

The Tomato frog is a fairly large frog that can have a body size larger than a grown mans fist. The Tomato Frog can grow to be about three to four inches long. The females are larger than the males who grow to about 3 inches long. The Tomato Frog is a rainforest animal, found

The Perilous Piranha

The Piranha, which is also called the Caribe, is a very fierce fish that lives in fresh water of South America. They have also as of recent years been introduced into other areas where they were not native. They are now living in Hawaii, Central America, and Northern areas of Brazil. The Piranha There are

The Horrible Hoatzin

One of the most unusual birds, this interesting animal is one bird that no one wants to keep in a cage. In fact, the Hoatzin just doesn’t have many friends. Considered to be a hold over from the days of the dinosaur, they are the only still existing part of a family of birds that

Toxic Tiger Snake

The Tiger Snake is a very large poisonous snake that is primarily found in the tropical and subtropical areas of Australia. As Australian animals go is it among the most poisonous, in a land that features toxic things aplenty. Tiger snakes are found in fairly large numbers and since there are several types, the populations

Dangerous Blue Ring Octopus

A serious threat in the coastal waters of Australia for those who wish to explore is the little blue ring octopus. One of the most poisonous sea creatures in existence is found off the coast of Australia. The Blue Ring Octopus is also found near New Guinea as well as the Phillipines. Blue Ring OctopusThis

The Deadly Taipan

The Taipan, found all through Australia is a very large and extremely quick snake that is also highly poisonous. There are three types of Taipan, one of them recently discovered and each is a highly toxic snake. The Inland Taipan reportedly has the most highly toxic poison of any species of snake world wide. The

False Cobra

False cobra (Malpolon moilensis) Although it is in fact mildly toxic, generally the false cobra is harmless to man. The false cobra is rather like a sand snake, however it is thicker bodies and can overcome somewhat larger prey than the sand snake. False Cobra The false cobra, when cornered will spread its neck out

The Stinging Stonefish

Another of the most dangerous animals, though not often heard from, comes to us from Arabian Waters. Probably the most dangerous fish in the waters surrounding Arabia, up to and including sharks, is the very small stonefish. Although stonefish are very common in the shallow waters off Arabia’s very long coastline, the accidents that involve

The Dangerous Jellyfish

Another in the “most dangerous animals” series, the Jellyfish fits nicely in this category. Jellyfish are not usually deadly to humans although some kinds are, however they do produce a sting that is excruciatingly painful. Jellyfish, swimmingJellyfish are very simple animals, which swim through the water by opening and closing their bodies, or bells, using

The Deadly Mosquito

Although bears have bigger teeth and sharks have a bigger bite, and scorpions do have their sting, the most dangerous insect, or animal in the world, the one that is responsible for the most sicknesses and deaths, is the simple little mosquito. There are, in the course of just one year, as many as a

Wild Boar

Boars, a sort of wild pig, were not native to North America or the United States. They were brought here for food by Europeans in the 1500’s and then later, in the 1900’s by those who wanted to shoot them for sport. Wild Boars in the US today are probably the great great grandchildren of

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