Friday, December 12, 2008

Fact List Time.....

1.) Turkeys have heart attacks. When the Air Force was conducting test runs and breaking the sound barrier, fields of turkeys would drop dead.

2.) Turkeys can drown if they look up when it is raining.

3.) A wild turkey has excellent vision and hearing. Their field of vision is about 270 degrees. This is the main reason they continue to elude some hunters.

4.) Turkeys’ heads change colors when they become excited

5.) Male turkeys gobble. Hens do not. They make a clicking noise.

6.) The heaviest turkey ever raised weighed in at 86 pounds -- about the size of a large German Shepherd -- and was grown in England.

7.) Gobbling turkeys can be heard a mile away on a quiet day.

8.) Domesticated turkeys cannot fly. Wild turkeys, however, can fly for short distances at speeds up to 55 miles per hour. They can also reach speeds of 25 miles per hour on the ground.

9.) Turkeys sometimes spend the night in trees.

10.) Domesticated turkeys cannot fly. Wild turkeys, however, can fly for short distances at speeds up to 55 miles per hour. They can also reach speeds of 25 miles per hour on the ground.
1.) Otters are found on every continent except Antarctica and Australia.

2.) Otters are the only marine mammals that have fur instead of blubber. Otters must groom their coats constantly to keep them from becoming matted. A grown otter's fur can contain up to one billion hairs.

3.) Otters mark their territory with droppings called spraints that have a very distinctive odor that resembles fresh mown hay.

4.) Sea otters are often referred to as "Old Men of the Sea" because they have long white whiskers on their face.

5.) When baby sea otters are born they are almost as big as their mother.

6.) Otters can dive down over 55 feet when they are chasing a tasty fish. That’s more than eight times deeper than a swimming pool.

7.) River otters can hold their breath for up to 8 minutes.

8.) Eyes of river otters have special lenses that aid in underwater vision.

9.) Old male river otters often have white body fur.

10.) River otters have ears and nose with a special skin that closes and keeps them watertight underwater.

Any one have ideas of what we could do for our next animals. What would you like to see us do for the fact list. Just leave me a message and I will try to get them done.

2 comments:

Kate in NJ said...

I think our Christmas movie today will have to be "Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas"..we have wild turkeys near us, but sadly no otters. :-(

Rockin' Moroccan Mama said...

Turkey facts were so interesting I had no idea.