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WARNING: Please do not touch a wild animal, especially the young ones. If you remove a baby from it's home, sometimes the mother is just off getting it's baby food and will be back.

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Saturday, May 16, 2009

GreenSpot-On Wildlife Q & A #2

Welcome to the Second Issue of the GreenSpot-On Wildlife Q & A! Here are new questions recieved from a couple more students from Stocking Elementary in Grand Rapids, MI along with my responses to them...

Question: How big does that bird get? (he was talking about the Great Blue Heron)
Name: Phil Age: 5
Grade: Pre-K School-City/State: Stocking Elementary - Grand Rapids, MI

JRouse's Answer: Great Blue Herons full grown usually stand about 4 feet tall and their wingspan is about 6 feet. Because they are such large birds and they have scissor-like beaks, you have to be very cautious when handing them. They are very fast and they do not like to be bothered. When feeding them or medicating them, we had to take precautions to insure our safety, by wearing goggles to protect our eyes and gloves to protect our hands. But, all in all they are very beautiful large birds (other than the mess you have to clean up after they eat) If you ever see them in their natural habitat, they are truly magnificent looking creatures!


Question: What does the bird eat? (talking about the Screech Owl)
Name: Liam Age: 4
Grade: Pre-K School-City/State: Stocking Elementary - Grand Rapids, MI

JRouse's Answer: Screech Owls are pretty small as far as owls go, they eat a variety of things, varying from insects to small mammals (bats and mice) and sometimes can eat small birds. While in nature they tend to eat those things, while being rehabbed, they were fed mice. Due to their injuries - we often had to cut up the mice so that they were able to intake them. When they have neurologic damage, it makes it hard for them to swallow properly!

Hey Everyone!
These are all the questions I recieved before my post deadline this week. Currently, we are in need of questions so please consider writing me soon to be included in the next issue! I will answer these questions once a week (Usually the post will be made on Saturdays).

Got a question for me on any animals listed or pictured on the site?
E-mail JRouse to ask me! I will answer questions from any age group pertaining to animals.

Please include the following information in your e-mail:

Question: (Question for JRouse)
Name: (First Name) Age: (Age)
Grade: (Grade Level of Child) School-City/State: (School Name - Location: City/State)


NOTE: Due to her work/school schedule this week JRouse e-mailed me this post so I could post it for her. - Khrysania