Waterfall Wednesday Clickety Click Nov. 11th 2020
This weeks Clickety Clicks, is yet another off the wall idea. What kinds of Animal Names could I pull from our Waterfall Name? Surprisingly a lot. Instead of Clicking on a click, Click on an Animal type. A brief description of the Animal is provided.
Bears are found on the continents of North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. Common characteristics of modern bears include large bodies with stocky legs, long snouts, small rounded ears, shaggy hair, plantigrade paws with five non-retractile claws, and short tails. Black bears and grizzly bears have extremely powerful forelegs, and like a deer, they both can hit a top speed of 35 mph. The fastest human ever recorded ran at 27.8 mph, however the speed of the average human is about 15 mph over short distances, a lot less hustle than a bear.
Beavers can be found in a number of freshwater habitats, such as rivers, streams, lakes and ponds. They are herbivorous and consume tree bark, aquatic plants, brush, grasses and sedges. Beavers build dams across streams to create a pond where they can build a “beaver lodge” to live in. These ponds provide protection from predators like wolves, coyotes, or mountain lions.
Deer management is the practice and philosophy of wildlife management employed to regulate the population of deer in an area. The purpose of deer management is to regulate the population’s size, reduce negative effects of population on the ecosystem, and maintain the integrity of other populations. Most male white-tailed deer live to about 6 years of age.
The reindeer, also known as the caribou in North America, is a species of deer with circumpolar distribution, native to Arctic, sub-Arctic, tundra, boreal, and mountainous regions of northern Europe, Siberia, and North America.
The chicken is a type of domesticated fowl, a subspecies of the red jungle fowl. Chickens are one of the most common and widespread domestic animals.
Chipmunks are small, striped rodents of the family Sciuridae.
The raccoon is a medium-sized mammal native to North America. The raccoon is noted for its intelligence, as studies show that it is able to remember the solution to tasks for at least three years.
Crabs live in all the world’s oceans, in fresh water, and on land, are generally covered with a thick exoskeleton, and have a single pair of pincers.
Eagle is the common name for many large birds of prey of the familia Accipitridae. Eagles belong to several groups of genera, not all of which are closely related. Most of the 60 species of eagle are from Eurasia and Africa. Outside this area, just 14 species can be found—2 in North America, 9 in Central and South America, and 3 in Australia.
Elephants are mammals of the family Elephantidae and the largest existing land animals.
The elk (Cervus canadensis) or wapiti is one of the largest species within the deer family, Cervidae, and one of the largest terrestrial mammals in North America and Northeast Asia.
The fisher is a small, carnivorous mammal native to North America. It is a member of the mustelid family (commonly referred to as the weasel family).
Fish are gill-bearing aquatic craniate animals that lack limbs with digits. Fishes are typically divided into three groups: superclass Agnatha (jawless fishes), class Chondrichthyes (cartilaginous fishes), and superclass Osteichthyes (bony fishes).
Foxes are small to medium-sized, omnivorous mammals belonging to several genera of the family Canidae. Foxes have a flattened skull, upright triangular ears, a pointed, slightly upturned snout, and a long bushy tail.
The Greyhound is a breed of dog, a sighthound which has been bred for coursing game and greyhound racing. It is also referred to as an English Greyhound.
The guppy, also known as millionfish and rainbow fish, is one of the world’s most widely distributed tropical fish and one of the most popular freshwater aquarium fish species.
A hedgehog is any of the spiny mammals of the subfamily Erinaceinae, in the eulipotyphlan family Erinaceidae.
Locusts are the swarming phase of certain species of short-horned grasshoppers in the family Acrididae. These insects are usually solitary, but under certain circumstances become more abundant and change their behaviour and habits, becoming gregarious.
Loons (North America) or divers (United Kingdom / Ireland) are a group of aquatic birds found in many parts of North America and northern Eurasia. All living species of loons are members of the genus Gavia, family Gaviidae and order Gaviiformes.
Agkistrodon piscivorus is a species of pit viper in the subfamily Crotalinae of the family Viperidae. Common names include variants on cottonmouth, water moccasin, swamp moccasin, black moccasin, and simply viper.
A mosquito is any member of a group of about 3,500 species of small insects belonging to the order Diptera (flies).
A mouse, plural mice, is a small rodent. Characteristically, mice are known to have a pointed snout, small rounded ears, a body-length scaly tail, and a high breeding rate.
Partridges are medium-sized non-migratory birds, with a wide native distribution throughout Europe, Asia, and parts of Africa.
The osprey or more specifically the western osprey (Pandion haliaetus) — also called sea hawk, river hawk, and fish hawk — is a diurnal, fish-eating bird of prey with a cosmopolitan range. It is a large raptor, reaching more than 60 cm (24 in) in length and 180 cm (71 in) across the wings. It is brown on the upperparts and predominantly greyish on the head and underparts.
Owls are birds from the order Strigiformes, which includes over 200 species of mostly solitary and nocturnal birds of prey typified by an upright stance, a large, broad head, binocular vision, binaural hearing, sharp talons, and feathers adapted for silent flight. Exceptions include the diurnal northern hawk-owl and the gregarious burrowing owl. Owls hunt mostly small mammals, insects, and other birds, although a few species specialize in hunting fish. They are found in all regions of the Earth except polar ice caps and some remote islands. Owls are divided into two families: the true (or typical) owl family, Strigidae, and the barn-owl family, Tytonidae. A group of owls is called a “parliament.
Blue pike or blue walleye, an extinct freshwater fish. Ctenoluciidae, the “pike characins”, some species of which are commonly known as pikes, Esox, genus of pikes, Northern pike, common northern hemisphere pike, Mackerel pike or Pacific saury, a fish popular in east Asian cuisine, Walleyed pike or walleye, Sander vitreus, not actually a pike, but regionally referred to as such.
Rabbits are small mammals in the family Leporidae of the order Lagomorpha (along with the hare and the pika).
Red louse 1: CHIGGER 2: a small reddish biting louse (Bovicola bovis) that infests the skin of cattle feeding chiefly on hair and skin debris.
A rooster, also known as a cockerel or cock, is a male gallinaceous bird, with the cockerel being younger and the rooster being an adult male chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus).
Salmon is the common name for several species of ray-finned fish in the family Salmonidae. … Salmon are intensively farmed in many parts of the world. Typically, salmon are anadromous: they hatch in freshwater, migrate to the ocean, then return to fresh water to reproduce.
Trout are closely related to salmon and char: species termed salmon and char occur in the same genera as do fish called trout (Oncorhynchus – Pacific salmon and trout, Salmo – Atlantic salmon and various trout, Salvelinus – char and trout).
Turtles are reptiles of the order Testudines. They are characterized by a special bony or cartilaginous shell developed from their ribs that acts as a shield. “Turtle” may refer to the order as a whole (American English) or to fresh-water and sea-dwelling Testudines (British English).
Uncas skippers are small butterflies at 28 to 34 mm long, with a thick body. They measure 3.1 to 3.81 cm from wing tip to wing tip. The bottom of their wings are white with dark brown or black markings and spots. Like all skippers, Uncas skippers have short antennae with clubbed ends and tips that curve backwards.
The wildcat is a species complex comprising two small wild cat species, the European wildcat (Felis silvestris) and the African wildcat (F. lybica). The wildcat species differ in fur pattern, tail, and size: the European wildcat has long fur and a bushy tail with a rounded tip; the smaller African wildcat is more faintly striped, has short sandy-gray fur and a tapering tail; the Asiatic wildcat (F. lybica ornata) is spotted.
The wolf (Canis lupus), also known as the gray wolf or grey wolf, is a large canine native to Eurasia and North America. More than thirty subspecies of Canis lupus have been recognized, and gray wolves, as colloquially understood, comprise non-domestic/feral subspecies. The wolf is the largest extant member of Canidae, males averaging 88 lb and females 82 lb. Wolves measure 41–63 in in length and 31–33 in at shoulder height. The wolf is also distinguished from other Canis species by its less pointed ears and muzzle, as well as a shorter torso and a longer tail. The wolf is nonetheless related closely enough to smaller Canis species, such as the coyote and the golden jackal, to produce fertile hybrids with them. The banded fur of a wolf is usually mottled white, brown, gray, and black, although subspecies in the arctic region may be nearly all white.