Friday, January 01, 2016
Friday’s Hunt v1.1 -- "A" is for
Mrs. Jim and I had this 'discussion' about the comic strip in Saturday's Houston Chronicle (Friday, January 1, 2016).
Old people don't have too many worldly things to worry about, like ISIS, Mexican immigrants, who will be our next president, etc. Except that neither of us are for Trump or Cruz. We think either would ruin our country.
Our discussion about the comic strip was about the creatures in the strip. I called them Aardvarks, Mrs. Jim knew the weren't, just merely Anteaters. My position was that they were the same creature by another name.
I was wrong. Read on. Sorry I have no personal pictures.
BTW, January 1 is Mrs. Jim's Birthday. We have had a nice day.
Anteaters -- They are cute (?) smallish creatures originally from Mexico, Central America, and South America. [picture from today.com, Feb 21, 2014](Anteater Wikipedia link)
A distinguishing feature they have is a long tongue which can wrap around an ant or termite.
Other species are commonly confused with the anteater, including the common aardvark featured below.
The aardvark doesn't have the pointy nose like the anteater but does have a long tong to catch the insects. (See the baby's long tongue in the picture above.)
Aardvarks originated in Africa. They are often confused with the other similar animals with anteater characteristics. [picture from Wikipedia, a commons release (link)]
This chart from Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anteater_(disambiguation) , helps distinguish the various animals similar but not related to the African Anteater.
Australia is a nice place to visit. One of my favorites was the wildlife animal rescue and reserve that we visited in Tasmania, Australia in 2003. I blogged about this, click here. I am sure that they had a Numbat or two there but I can't find a picture of any of them. By going to the 'disambiguation' link above and clicking on the Numbat link you could see one.
Below is Mrs. Jim feeding a kangaroo on our Australia visit to the state of Tasmania.
- The Mr. Linky address here has others who are participating if you would to read what these folk are doing for the Friday post.
I don't think we have anyone running for president that's worth anything. No more Clinton's and nor more Bush's. The rest of them are pretty sad too. We never chose who'll be president. We just lead to think we do.
Have a fabulous day. ☺
I'm here by way of Eden Hills
The View from the Top of the Ladder
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