Skip to Content

True, False, Fact or Myth? (RV)

Enjoy, participate and learn from the quiz forum. Post your quiz here for others to enjoy as well

Moderator: RosemaryH

Wildlover
Posts: 341
Joined: Wed Mar 31, 2010 12:03 pm
Location: Pretoria

Re: Fact or myth (RV)

Unread postby Wildlover » Sun Sep 12, 2010 6:42 pm

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..
GRM all the way! We do it for the greater cause!

User avatar
Tom124
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
Posts: 2321
Joined: Thu Sep 17, 2009 6:36 pm
Location: Central Scotland

Re: Fact or myth (RV)

Unread postby Tom124 » Sun Sep 12, 2010 6:44 pm

Predominantly fact.
Back from beautiful Botswana - a long time to wait, but KNP and KTP planned for 2016!

User avatar
Toko
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 16371
Joined: Tue Feb 16, 2010 5:51 pm

Re: Fact or myth (RV)

Unread postby Toko » Sun Sep 12, 2010 6:54 pm

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.

User avatar
bishop3006
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 5598
Joined: Thu Nov 06, 2008 4:45 pm
Location: Pretoria

Re: True or False? (RV)

Unread postby bishop3006 » Sun Sep 12, 2010 8:00 pm

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:
Marius
Hunter, nature lover, conservationist.

I believe that for man to survive, we must work with nature rather than against her. We need the land; the land doesn't need us. Too many people have lost sight of this fact. - Bruce Truter

User avatar
BushFairy
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 1447
Joined: Thu May 13, 2010 9:51 pm
Location: Grahamstown, Eastern Cape

Re: True or False? (RV)

Unread postby BushFairy » Sun Sep 12, 2010 8:02 pm

bishop3006 wrote: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:
Study nature, Love nature, Stay close to nature. It will never fail you!

User avatar
BushFairy
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 1447
Joined: Thu May 13, 2010 9:51 pm
Location: Grahamstown, Eastern Cape

Re: Fact or myth (RV)

Unread postby BushFairy » Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:02 pm

Here is my answer accoridng to "Animal myth busters" on National Geographic's website:

Myth
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:
:clap: :clap: :clap:
Study nature, Love nature, Stay close to nature. It will never fail you!

User avatar
koedoe
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 1234
Joined: Fri Dec 28, 2007 2:17 pm
Location: 32°55’34”S 25°04’44”E

Re: Fact or myth (RV)

Unread postby koedoe » Wed Sep 15, 2010 10:28 pm

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.
Philip

User avatar
bishop3006
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 5598
Joined: Thu Nov 06, 2008 4:45 pm
Location: Pretoria

Re: True or False? (RV)

Unread postby bishop3006 » Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:37 am

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.
Marius
Hunter, nature lover, conservationist.

I believe that for man to survive, we must work with nature rather than against her. We need the land; the land doesn't need us. Too many people have lost sight of this fact. - Bruce Truter

User avatar
wildflowergirl
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
Posts: 3764
Joined: Wed Jun 09, 2010 9:41 am
Location: dreaming of the bush

Re: Fact or myth (RV)

Unread postby wildflowergirl » Thu Sep 16, 2010 2:24 pm

i think that's a myth. there might be exceptions to the rule though.
You might get me out of the bush, but you won't get the bush out of me, it's deep in my heart

User avatar
AKadwa
Posts: 124
Joined: Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:10 am
Location: South Africa

Re: Fact or myth (RV)

Unread postby AKadwa » Thu Sep 16, 2010 5:37 pm

Myth I think. :mrgreen:
Man I missed this thread. :lol:

User avatar
Toko
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 16371
Joined: Tue Feb 16, 2010 5:51 pm

Re: Fact or myth (RV)

Unread postby Toko » Thu Sep 16, 2010 5:42 pm

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

User avatar
koedoe
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 1234
Joined: Fri Dec 28, 2007 2:17 pm
Location: 32°55’34”S 25°04’44”E

Re: Fact or myth (RV)

Unread postby koedoe » Thu Sep 16, 2010 7:29 pm

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?
Philip

User avatar
wildflowergirl
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
Posts: 3764
Joined: Wed Jun 09, 2010 9:41 am
Location: dreaming of the bush

Re: Fact or myth (RV)

Unread postby wildflowergirl » Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:58 am

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:
You might get me out of the bush, but you won't get the bush out of me, it's deep in my heart

User avatar
AKadwa
Posts: 124
Joined: Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:10 am
Location: South Africa

Re: Fact or myth (RV)

Unread postby AKadwa » Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:05 pm

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.

User avatar
koedoe
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 1234
Joined: Fri Dec 28, 2007 2:17 pm
Location: 32°55’34”S 25°04’44”E

Re: Fact or myth (RV)

Unread postby koedoe » Fri Sep 17, 2010 5:06 pm

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


Return to “Quizzes”