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Barrel Cactus

The cactus is a very distinct group of plants. They  are covered in spines and grow in the desert regions all over the world. Cacti come in an assortment of sizes from the tall saguaro to the short and round barrel cactus.

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Saguaro Cactus




North American Brown Bear

Commonly called the Grizzly Bear, the North American Brown Bear is one of North America’s largest predators. They eat more than just meat, being omnivorous, brown bears will eat both meat and plant matter.

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Mice vs Rats

Many people don’t know how to tell a mouse from a rat. A general rule is that rats are much larger than mice, and the tails are longer on rats than mice. A mouses tail is normally lighter in color and smooth, a rat’s will often be darker and rough to the eye, textured.

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A rat- you can see the texture on the tail

Birds of Prey

Predatory birds, birds that eat meat, often have very sharp, hooked claws called talons. This allows them to catch and hold prey, sometimes they also carry it back to their nests, depending on the specie and if they have young.


Camels are known for their humps, and many people believe they store water. In fact, camels have fat reserves in the humps that allow them to go long periods without eating or drinking.

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A camel


The muskrat, a water dwelling rodent that is larger than a rat but smaller than a beaver,  has small ears that close up when the animal goes into the water. This is an adaptation multiple mammals that swim have developed, including the beaver.

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A muskrat