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Why grackles use mothballs

Why grackles use mothballs

Why would grackles rub mothballs under their tails and wings?
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Cardinal pecking at reflection

Cardinal pecking at reflection

Is it unusual for a cardinal to peck at its own reflection?
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Large spiders invading the cottage

Large spiders invading the cottage

What can be done about large spiders infiltrating the cottage?
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Gaping wound on chipmunk’s side

Gaping wound on chipmunk’s side

What could cause a chipmunk’s side to swell and produce a hole in the middle of the spot?
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Animals unscrewing light bulbs

Animals unscrewing light bulbs

Which animal would be able to unscrew a light bulb?
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Woodpeckers and steel roofs

Woodpeckers and steel roofs

Why would a woodpecker be attracted to a steel roof?
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Cause of growths on leaves

Cause of growths on leaves

What would cause leaves to sprout growths?
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How to remove ticks from pets

How to remove ticks from pets

What is the best and safest technique for removing a tick from a pet?
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Remove tree sap from dog paws

Remove tree sap from dog paws

How can tree sap be removed from dogs’ paws?
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Find a buried septic tank

Find a buried septic tank

How can you find a buried septic tank?
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