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From opossums to skunks and deer to sparrows, Backyard Animals introduces young readers to some of the animals they might see in cities and towns across the country. Readers will explore the physical characteristics, natural habitats, history, and folklore of the animals they might find in their own backyard. Each Backyard Animals title includes easy-to-read text, fun facts, and colorful photos.
Publisher: New York : Weigl Publishers, 2008.
ISBN: 9781590366714
Characteristics: 24 p. :,col. ill. ;,27 cm.


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Aug 27, 2015

The squirrels in this book are so cute!

Dec 09, 2014

I have been feeding quirrels in my living area for 4 years now; they are absolutely lovely little acrobats. Some people, though, are opposed to this. In the neighborhood garden the hobby gadening people told me to stop feeding them at the birch tree in the garden's corner, because they dig little holes, and thus destroy their "crop," With (false) tears in their eyes they told me they live from that crop of a few scrawny onions and cabbges they let grow up to one yard height (they don't eat them). A real tiny little woman of very visible minoriyt is their ringleader; she told me I was turning animals into "welfare bums." When I showed her the photo of two children of her own race I am sponsoring with World Vision, she liked it, though. They stole the peanuts I put at the foot of the tree there, removed the small drinking vessels, and called animal controls to make me stop. I sent the digital photo of one friendly little red squirrel to Animal Controls, and they responded that it was not "endemic to Canada," so it's forbidden to feed it. I asked them, what about Canadian immigrants, then? No answer. In the meantime I saw a grey squirrel with a big red patch on its fur - obviously it was an offspring of the red one. Squirrels are not racist. I left the garden and started to feed black and grey squirrels under low overhanging tree branches on the top of a fence of a nearby condo. The condo people tore off the little circular feeders, because the fence is their "propedy." I started to feed squirrels at the corner of a house, where there's a big tree with a thick trunk; the janitor reported me to the police, saying I was peeping into their windows (I was taking phots and videos of the squirrels there). Some squirrels, when they see me, run up to me for nuts; some take it from my palm even. Lovely littel pets, who give me much joy. Not so the people. I continue feeding squirrels and the homeless of my area. Squirrels are officially "pests." I don't agree; they are lovelier than people and they don't destroy the Earth. I wonder what label fits those people who take their dogs out into the public area to make them piss and poo there.

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