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Joe is a freelance writer for FaunaFacts. Joe has written extensively about snakes for the site, but also contributes content about a range of animals.

Gopher Snakes Vs Rattlesnakes (Behavior, Diet, Habitat, Pet Care)

It is easy to mistake a gopher snake with a rattlesnake because they have many similar features. One would need an exceptionally keen eye to tell each one of them apart easily. Not only do they have similar physical appearances, but they also have identical behavioral characteristics. One of the characteristics that make it difficult …

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Bullsnake vs. Rat Snake (Behavior, Diet, Habitat, Pet Care)

Bull snakes and rat snakes are snakes that belong to the colubrid family. They can be caged and kept as pets as they are non-venomous. Despite not posing any threat to humans, they are among the longest snake species in America. Despite their similarities, they differ in color, habitat, and environmental conditions. Adult bull snakes …

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How Do Ants Find Food?

Ants find food using their exceptionally keen sense of smell. Their odor receptors, which are located on their antennae, are better than those of other insects by four or five times. Thus, ants can detect food from quite a distance. This is how an ant roaming outside a home finds its way to the uncovered …

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Do Ants Eat Dead Animals?

Ants are opportunistic feeders who will eat anything that can serve as a food source, whether living or dead. Omnivorous in nature, ants have a wide range of things that they can eat: from vegetables to meat to honey. Since they are predatory, ants are also known to attack other insects and small animals, kill …

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Are Ants Dirty?

Ants are generally clean, but considering that they travel in masses and through small and dirty areas, they usually pick up dirt with their bodies. However, ants constantly clean themselves. Are Ants Dirty? Although ants clean themselves, this does not mean that they can eliminate all the bacteria they have gathered as they move through …

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Why Do Ants Climb Trees?

There are two main reasons ants climb trees: to build a nest or feed on honeydew produced by the sap-feeding insects living on trees. Why Do Ants Climb Trees? Ants like comfort, and when they find a good spot to nest in a tree, they exploit the opportunity. Usually, ants like to build their nests …

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