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 Post subject: Re: Fact or myth (RV)
Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 7:04 pm 
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Location: Vrikin stad ek haat dit!!!!! wil weer trug Nelies toe gaan!!!!
Who is on....????

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wildlover; i suppose you can go ahead.

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Lets get back to the basics on this quiz.

It is a RV (revolving thread), so first to give the correct answer is IT.

Which means it is BushFairy.

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 Post subject: Re: Fact or myth (RV)
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Location: Vrikin stad ek haat dit!!!!! wil weer trug Nelies toe gaan!!!!
I agree with imbere lets stic to the rules please.

Bushfairy Go ahead can't wait... :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Fact or myth (RV)
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Sorry everyone, just seen that I'm it now!! Will be back tomorrow with a question :D

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 Post subject: Re: Fact or myth (RV)
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Hello all you lovely quizzers :D I hope you all had a fantastic weekend!

NEW QUESTION:
Fact or myth: Mother birds will reject their babies if they've been touched by humans

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 Post subject: Re: Fact or myth (RV)
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Location: Vrikin stad ek haat dit!!!!! wil weer trug Nelies toe gaan!!!!
Fact it hapens with the Indian Myna. If a chick is toched by a human its mother will rejeckt it emediatly.

it does not happen with all birds but will happen with some..

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 Post subject: Re: Fact or myth (RV)
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Predominantly fact.

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 Post subject: Re: Fact or myth (RV)
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More myth than fact: Birds have relatively small and simple olfactory nerves, which limit their sense of smell and can not detect human scent. The fact is, birds will abandon their young and their nest becaus of disturbance.


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 Post subject: Re: Fact or myth (RV)
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Here is my answer accoridng to "Animal myth busters" on National Geographic's website:

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Mother birds will reject their babies if they've been touched by humans.

How It Started
Well-meaning humans who find a chick on the ground may want to return the baby bird to the nest. But the bird is probably learning to fly and shouldn't be disturbed. The tale may have been invented to keep people from handling young birds.

Why It's Not True
"Most birds have a poorly developed sense of smell," says Michael Mace, bird curator at San Diego Zoo's Wild Animal Park. "They won't notice a human scent." One exception: vultures, who sniff out dead animals for dinner. But you wouldn't want to mess with a vulture anyway!


So while there are exceptions to the rule, this is generally a myth!!

Therefore, TOKO, you are IT!!! :dance: :dance: :dance:
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 Post subject: Re: Fact or myth (RV)
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Myth.
There is no poison in a quill, but it can kill animals by piercing the skin and infection occurs in that wound or where it penetrates the tongue the animal will starve to death.

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 Post subject: Re: Fact or myth (RV)
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i think that's a myth. there might be exceptions to the rule though.

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 Post subject: Re: Fact or myth (RV)
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Myth I think. :mrgreen:
Man I missed this thread. :lol:


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koedoe :clap: :clap: :clap: you are right. IT :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Fact or myth (RV)
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Thanks :dance: :dance:
the very small porcupine quills make great tooth pics in the veld (no poison)

Myth or Fact
The Black Mamba (fastest snake in Africa) can catch a horse in full gallop?

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