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Of Moles and Men
"Of Moles and Men" is a book for the gardener trying to cope or anyone fascinated and curious about the incredible animals called insectivores. Dr. Patrick Thompson, research biologist and... More > college professor spent the last fifteen years of his professional life studying these amazing animals. This wonderful book, made available in e-book format thanks to the estate of Dr. Thompson, takes the reader deep down inside the secretive life of moles and their cousins, and provides detailed instruction of how to manage them.< Less
A Quick and Easy Guide on How to Get Rid of Bats
Bats are flying mammals in the order Chiroptera (pronounced /kaɪˈrɒptərə/). The forelimbs of bats are webbed and developed as wings, making them the only mammals naturally... More > capable of true and sustained flight. By contrast, other mammals said to fly, such as flying squirrels, gliding possums and colugos, glide rather than fly, and can only glide for short distances. Bats do not flap their entire forelimbs, as birds do, but instead flap their spread out digits, which are very long and covered with a thin membrane or patagium. Chiroptera comes from two Greek words, cheir (χείρ) "hand" and pteron (πτερόν) "wing."
There are about 1,240 bat species worldwide, which represent about twenty percent of all classified mammal species. About seventy percent of bats are insectivores. Most of the rest are frugivores, or fruit eaters.
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