Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Take the skull challenge...

Can you name the wetland animal that matches each skull?

The relative sizes are shown.  The largest is 7 3/4" long, and the smallest is 2 3/8" long.

A. hint:  omnivore (eats a wide variety of animals and plants).  Not aquatic, but often feeds along the shores of ponds and streams.

B. hint: herbivore (eats plants); round tail.  Very aquatic.

C. hint: mostly a carnivore (eats animals).  Not aquatic, but travels along shorelines.

D. hint: omnivore (eats a variety of animals and plants).  This animal is not a wetland species, but might be found along the shore at times.

E. hint: carnivore (eats animals).  Very aquatic.

F. hint: herbivore (eats plants), flat tail.  Very aquatic.  This is the only one of the six skulls which does not occur in Cape Cod and SE Massachusetts--but it is common elsewhere.  Bonus points if you can come up with a good answer for why it's not found in Cape Cod!

Answers to the Skull Challenge (click on the letter to see the animal)

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