Whether they reside in the ocean, air, or on the land Canada's wildlife have the ability to charm, terrify, and enchant us. The animals on our planet truly are unique creatures. There is much to learn from the other creatures who wander the land alongside us. Understanding, awareness, tolerance, and respect are words which should always be included in our animal vs human relationships.

Raccoons and Kits Factual Trivia: Love them or hate them these little creatures have adapted to urban life quite well and have no intention of leaving. As an omnivour they will consume almost anything that falls within their line of vision which makes city living perfectly acceptable for them. They happily chow down from the trash cans we set out on the curb.

Most Dangerous Animals in the World: These are the animals who go above and beyond in their efforts to keep you away from them. If you encounter one it is best that you back away because staying in the same area as these wild beasts could put your life in jeopardy. It's not worth taking the risk.

Most Dangerous Lizards in the World: They look like smaller versions of the prehistoric creatures of ancient times. In fact some are very much unchanged since then but others have distinctly evolved throughout time. Most lizards are not dangerous but there are a few who you do not want to cross paths with.

Most Dangerous Snakes: Most snakes are shy creatures who just want to live their quiet lives without much interference. Unfortunately encounters with man sometimes do occur. The most deadly snakes in the world are ones that you should definitely try not to tread too close to. 

Animals in the Garden: It happens. Deer, gopher, rabbits, crows, and cats, some are there to eat your gardens bounty while others are there to enjoy it as a giant litter box. Animals don't see boundaries quite the same way that we do so it is up to us to use our superior wisdom to outwit them.

Kricket the Cat: When I heard that she was going to be dropped off at the SPCA I decided to offer her a home. Her former owner insisted she was untrainable and for awhile I seriously thought she was right. This cat definitely had her own distinct ideas on how she should be treated.

Why we Get Goosebumps When Cold or Afraid: Goosebumps are a fight or flight response by our body in an attempt to make us appear larger than we actually are. Each bump appears at the base of a hair follicle with the purpose of causing the hair to stand erect. Hence also the term "hair raising" when we experience fear.