Saturday, February 6, 2021

Faceoff And Defensive Acts

 A panel looks at the dynamic of predator and prey.


This is demonstrated in the next diorama, an encounter between wolves and bison.


In front of this diorama at the moment, presumably moved to allow easier movement through the nearby passage where they usually are as a social distancing measure, are two display cases with animals, both of which have formidable defensive measures. Such as the skunk.


And the porcupine.


Today I leave off with this panel on mammal diet. 

21 comments:

  1. Being huge didn´t help against the pack, huh. The skunk looks (!) cute.

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  2. I also like the skunk he looks cute, I only saw them in a zoo.

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  3. Predators are a necessity in nature...

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  4. I find the skunk and porcupine very interesting animals.

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  5. We see predator and prey often around here!!!

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  6. @Iris: skunks are cute.

    @Gattina: I've seen them out and about.

    @Italiafinlandia: yes they are.

    @Nancy: I agree.

    @Jennifer: the circle of life.

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  7. The skunk reminds me of a camping trip I took moons ago. :-)

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  8. ...it's about the survival of the fittest.

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  9. I love that header. The water makes me feel hopeful somehow.

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  10. Skunks know how to protect themselves. What a stink!

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  11. The drama of nature played out in the diorama.

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  12. Incredible displays. I like the wolves and the bison diorama.

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  13. @Revrunner: there's a memory that sticks with you.

    @Jan: I think so too.

    @Tom: that it is.

    @Marie: thanks!

    @RedPat: always good to give them space.

    @David: very much so.

    @Bill: I do too.

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  14. I love the wolves. These are incredibly dramatic.

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  15. Another exhibit I would find fascinating and could lose myself for a couple of hours. Thanks William!

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  16. The prey grocery list. Interesting.

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  17. It's a scary thing seeing a face off between creatures in the wild ✨ The moose is such a magnificent looking beast.

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  18. 'Survival of the fittest' ~ way of nature ~ well displayed ~

    Moment by Moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  19. usually only smell a skunk ..never, thankfully seen one in person. take that back ... i just remember a story ...camping out ... late night walk to the restroom and i saw one, or what i thought was one that ran or went into a storm drain to get away from me ... so thankfully he/she didn't spray me ... praise the heavens. i joke that my hubby was not there to save ...can you imagine the mess that would have been??! no clue how you get rid of the smell in that situation. i wouldn't wanna be in the truck, trailer, or any where. gross. lol. ( ;

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