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Squee Sunday: Desman

A desman is a semi aquatic mammal in the mole family. There are two kinds: the Pyrenean desman (Galemys pyrenaicus) is 11 to 16 cm (4.3 to 6.3 in) long with a rounded tail about the same length, and it lives in Northern Spain, northern Portugal and southern France. Since they spend much of their time hunting for invertebrates in rivers at, they have webbed rear feet, ears and nostrils…


Squee Sunday: Artic Foxes

Artic foxes (Vulpes lagopus) are cute little balls of fluff. Adults are only a foot tall and up to two feet long. Of course the thick fur is to keep out the cold. They even have fur on their paws, which helps it to grip on ice as well as keeping their toes warm. The arctic fox doesn’t hibernate. It just builds up its fat reserves in autumn and keeps…