SINCE WE ALWAYS HAVE NEW MEMBERS - HERE ARE THE RULES - YOU CAN ONLY GUESS 1X BEFORE NYACK COMES BACK WITH THE ANSWERS AS TO WHICH LETTERS ARE CORRECT.
HOWEVER IF YOU REALLY THINK YOU KNOW THE ANSWER - YOU CAN GUESS - BUT PLEASE DON'T GUESS UNLESS YOU ARE PRETTY SURE - IT MESSES THINGS UP IF YOU GUESS PART OF IT AND NOT ALL OF IT - THEN I NEVER KNEW WHAT LETTERS TO TAKE OFF ETC. HOPE THAT MAKES SENSE!
ANY QUESTIONS - ASK AWAY!!!
Thank you Nyack. I always feel guilty when giving only part of the answer and not the complete answer. Thanks for the rules as I didn't know all of the rules but now I do and will honor your rules of the game. Letters only unless you know the answer. Awesome thread as it's a learning thread as well.
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A please Nyack
T please Nyack.
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May I have an "E" please
R please Nyack.
How about a "S" Nyack
A, T, M, E, R, S
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Thank you Val for posting the "Rules" and Nyack for this FUN GAME!!!
May I please have an "O" please????
I love these games, fun and educational!
A, T, M, E, R, S, O
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"L" please! Hi Sa!!!
A, T, M, E, R, S, O, H, L
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OMG...If I am going to get in trouble for this with the rules I will wipe off my guess...
How about FLORDIA PANTHER????
Help Save the Florida Panther
- 108 days ago - online.nwf.org
The Florida panther is an endangered subspecies of cougar (Puma concolor) that lives in forests and swamps of southern Florida in the United States. Its current taxonomic status (Puma concolor coryi or Puma concolor couguar) is unresolved, but recent genetic research alone does not alter the legal conservation status. This species is also known as the cougar, mountain lion, puma, and catamount; but in the southeast US, and particularly Florida, it is exclusively known as the panther.
Males can weigh up to 160 pounds (73 kg) and live within a range that includes the Big Cypress National Preserve, Everglades National Park, and the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge. This population, the only unequivocal cougar representative in the eastern United States, currently occupies 5% of its historic range. In the 1970s, there were an estimated 20 Florida panthers in the wild, and their numbers have increased to an estimated 100 to 160 as of 2011.
In 1982, the Florida panther was chosen as the Florida state animal.
Florida Panthers are spotted at birth and typically have blue eyes. As the panther grows the spots fade and the coat becomes completely tan while the eyes typically become more of a yellow. The panther's underbelly is a creamy white, with black tips on the tail and ears. Florida panthers lack the ability to roar, and instead make many distinct sounds that include whistles, chirps, growls, hisses, and purrs.
The Florida panther has two current natural predators, alligators and humans (through poaching and wildlife control measures). Besides predation, the biggest threat to their survival is human encroachment. Historical persecution reduced this wide-ranging, large carnivore to a small area of south Florida. This created a tiny isolated population that became inbred (revealed by kinked tails, heart, and sperm problems).
The two highest causes of mortality for Florida panthers are automobile collisions and territorial aggression between panthers but the primary threats to the population as a whole include habitat loss, habitat degradation, and habitat fragmentation. Southern Florida is a fast-developing area and certain developments such as Ave Maria near Naples, are controversial for their location in prime panther habitat.
Development and the Caloosahatchee River are major barriers to natural population expansion. While young males wander over extremely large areas in search of an available territory, females occupy home ranges close to their mothers. For this reason, cougars/panthers are poor colonizers and expand their range slowly despite occurrences of males far away from the core population.
It was formerly considered Critically Endangered by the IUCN, but it has not been listed since 2008. Recovery efforts are currently underway in Florida to conserve the state's remaining population of native panthers. This is a difficult task, as the panther requires contiguous areas of habitat — each breeding unit, consisting of one male and two to five females, requires about 200 square miles (500 km2) of habitat. A population of 240 panthers would require 8,000 to 12,000 square miles (31,000 km2) of habitat and sufficient genetic diversity in order to avoid inbreeding as a result of small population size. The introduction of eight female cougars from a closely related Texas population has apparently been successful in mitigating inbreeding problems. One objective to panther recovery is establishing 2 additional populations within historic range, a goal that has been socio-politically difficult.
The Florida panther has been at the center of a controversy over the science used to manage the species. There has been very strong disagreement between scientists about the location and nature of critical habitat. This in turn is linked to a dispute over management which involves property developers and environmental organizations. Recovery agencies appointed a panel of four experts, the Florida Panther Scientific Review Team (SRT), to evaluate the soundness of the body of work used to guide panther recovery. The SRT identified serious problems in panther literature, including mis-citations and misrepresentation of data to support unsound conclusions. A Data Quality Act (DQA) complaint brought by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) and Andrew Eller, a biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service -USFWS-, was successful in demonstrating that agencies continued to use incorrect data after it had been clearly identified as such. As a result of the DQA ruling, USFWS admitted errors in the science the agency was using and subsequently reinstated Eller, who had been fired by USFWS after filing the DQA complaint. In two white papers, environmental groups contended that habitat development was permitted that should not have been, and documented the link between incorrect data and financial conflicts of interest. In January 2006, USFWS released a new Draft Florida Panther Recovery Plan for public review.
This post was modified from its original form on 13 Mar, 21:52
Wahoo, and thank you for posting these AWESOME CREATURES Nyack...I signed last year, and was so sad when I went to check #'s that again we are lacking on this! Hit by Cars, Endangered and it goes on and on...Yipee, Got one, and do da do da, hope I didn't break the RULES!! This is such an Outsanding game, you learn so much and what you post on the animals after someone gets it correct is Terrific! Sadly, Nyack, can't star you again, but, in my humble opinion you deserve the Entire Sky for this game!!! XX Thank YOU!! MM
Well done Marilyn. Petition signed Nyack
Petition already signed. Thank you Nyack.
Hi William - nice to see you here.
I think I come by just to congratulate people - always miiss the game.
So Congrats Marilyn!
And Nyack thanks agin for the great info and petition!
Go Girl!!! Congratulations Marilyn Petition already signed Nyack and thanx for all the information about Florida Panthers :-0
Congrats Marilyn !!!