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Challenge Your Animal IQ

 

The two statements that are false are:

 

5. Poison arrow frogs, also known as poison dart frogs are famous for their deadly poison, but they use it as a protective measure rather than to kill prey. To grab their typical insect dinner, they use their sticky retractable tongue. Humans, however, have a long history of harvesting the poison from the skin of these frogs which they then apply to the tips of their own hunting arrows.

 

 

12. The racer snake has the right name, but it is actually the pronghorn antelope that holds the title of fastest land animal in North America. They can sprint 60 miles an hour and are stellar long distance runners.

 

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Cherise Udell

Cherise Udell is a mom, clean air advocate, anthropologist and feline aficionado with the nomadic habit of taking spontaneous sojourns to unusual destinations. Before her adventures in motherhood, she was an intrepid Amazon jungle guide equipped with a pair of sturdy wellingtons and a 24-inch machete, as well as a volunteer at a rainforest animal rescue center.

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1:50AM PST on Jan 25, 2015

Live long and prosper!

7:26AM PDT on Oct 4, 2014

thanks for sharing :)

1:18AM PDT on Sep 6, 2014

Thank you

6:52AM PDT on Apr 5, 2014

Thank you

11:25AM PDT on Mar 20, 2014

Great little factoids. So much fun, and probably would make you a trivia champ LOL.

12:43AM PST on Feb 21, 2014

Thank you

6:24PM PST on Feb 11, 2014

One of out 2 ain't bad. I missed the one on the poison frog, but I was pretty sure most of them were true. What a wonderful world! Please humans stop messing it up!

10:34AM PST on Jan 12, 2014

Wonderful pictures, and such interesting information. Nice to know there's more to learn, all of the time. Nature is just so big. Thanks.

10:29AM PST on Jan 12, 2014

Beautiful pictures.

12:14PM PST on Jan 11, 2014

Nailed it! I was iffy on a couple of them, like the size of an eagles nest, but when I read false statements I definitely recognized them as false. That made me feel better!

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