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Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Raccoons?




Raccoons have long been dismissed as "trash pandas," pesky vermin that do nothing more than rummage through everyone's leftovers and spread rabies. 

But these little creatures do offer some benefits, considering they dine on carrion as well as many species that are considered pests. They're also big fans of nuts and seeds. So basically, there kind of like nature's cleanup crew. 

While you think you may know everything about raccoons, do you really?

Note: If on a mobile device, click here to take the quiz.

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Think Twice Before Your Next Sip and Skip the Straw Instead

2/19/2019

Next time you order a drink from a restaurant, think twice before you unwrap the straw. Americans use millions of straws a day, and many of them end up as litter, eventually making their way into ours lakes and rivers. National Skip the Straw Day, held every February, aims to change that. 

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Creature Feature: The Wacky Woodcock

2/19/2019

The American woodcock is related to the sandpiper, but you wouldn't know it based on its behavior. Woodcocks are known for their unusual antics, including elaborate and sometimes noisy "sky dances" and a weird walk to help them find food.

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Skip the Stink: How to Keep Stink Bugs at Bay

2/15/2019

Winter is stink bug season, at least indoors. If you are finding these bugs around your house, don't squish them or step on them unless you're prepared for their noxious odor. Instead, your best bet is to prevent them from getting inside your house in the first place.

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