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 Post subject: Re: Fact or myth (RV)
Unread postPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 6:42 pm 
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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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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: True or False? (RV)
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Ag sies Fairy-girl, you know I love answering much more than questioning! And her eI thought you're going to do the honourable thing and post a question! :tongue:

Will get one up, hopefully soon. :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: True or False? (RV)
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Ag sies Fairy-girl, you know I love answering much more than questioning! And her eI thought you're going to do the honourable thing and post a question! :tongue:

:lol: :lol: :lol: Sorry bishie!! :tongue:

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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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Let us try the little dainty Damara dik-dik, Madoqua kirkii damarensis, for a change:

1. The colour is a matt reddish-brown.
2. The tuft of hear is an indication of the "mood". It is normally in the upright position and is pulled down flat when the animal is nervous or danger is apparent.
3. The wide black ring around the eyes is characteristic in identification of this dainty of the arid areas.
4. The nose doesn't have the usual external snout opening like with other animals, giving it a trunk-like appearance.
5. The hard, bony hooves protect the animal's feet on the hard arid ground, allowing it to move around in these inhospitable areas.
6. The ram is about 15-20% smaller than the ewe.

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i think that's a myth. there might be exceptions to the rule though.

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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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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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 Post subject: Re: Fact or myth (RV)
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i would say that's a myth. it sounds a bit far fetched. the snake would rather go the opposite direction or away from the galloping horse. :hmz:

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myth.
The black mamba IS the fastest snake in the world but snakes are not generally fast creatures. The average maximum speed of a black mamba is around 20km/h whereas that of a galloping horse is around 64km/h. I think. so, I would say, definitely a myth.


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That's a myth!!!
wildflowergirl, AKadwa both right!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
wildflowergirl you were 1st so take away IT!!!

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