Tag: mammals

A striped skunk is on high alert, ready to defend itself.

Stripes may look good on your cat, but don’t get the striations from Mephitis mephitis mixed up with your pet. You might end up with an acrid stench you won’t be able to easily get rid of. About the same size as the average pet cat, striped skunks have a small head and short legs. […]

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Do you believe?

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On a cool, brisk morning in November, three busloads of second graders pull up in front of Sharon Centre ready to begin their day. As they unload, the teachers rush to count heads and split them into groups. I take the opportunity to observe the group in preparation for the program ahead. “Um . . […]

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