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Bird with no tail feathers
This Scrub Jay lost its tail feathers, probably to some predator that had a near miss. Can a bird fly with no tail feathers?


If a mule is a cross between a male donkey and a female horse, what do you call a cross between a female donkey and a male horse?


Black widow spider and baby spiders
My Black Widow Spider's egg case hatched, releasing hundreds of tiny babies. While prey animals tend to have lots of offspring, most predators tend to have relatively few offspring. Why do spiders have so many babies?


Pinyon Jays at feeder
Huge flocks of Pinyon Jays are visiting our feeders this week to get ready for winter. They are picking out the sunflower seeds and swallowing them whole. Why?


Baby spiders
Another egg case from my Black Widow spider just hatched. Notice that the babies are brown and white, instead of the characteristic shiny black with red markings. Why?