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Monday, April 23, 2012

Camels In the Desert

Last week my mom gave me and all my friends a camel (Yes, those yellow things with the humps on their backs) assignment. I was supposed to do it last week but we we were too busy. So now I'm doing it before we go to our Co-op. Yay me!

Now then, the goal of the assignment is to tell:
What I know about camels.
What I want to know about camels.
And what I have learned.

So first out of the Bucket-Of-Fun..ness, I'm going to tell about what I know, which isn't much. Haha camels have never really been one of the animals I was very intrigued on studying.

Here's what I know: 1, Camels are up to 6-7ft tall and are used an transportation in Africa and some parts of Australia (Learned that from Dora The Explorer. HAHA!!). 2, They where originally found in North America. So unless they swam all the way from Kansas to Africa they where transported there...I'm voting on they swam (sarcasm)! And 3...wait that's all I got. OK moving on to phase 2.

Here's what I want to know. How heavy they are, how many species there are, how they find food/water, and how many offspring a mom produces. Now you wait here while I go and study on Wikipedia. Be right back.

(2 hours later)

Ahh learning!! It hurts ma head!!.. But it pays off. So I didn't find everything I was looking for, but I found other stuff instead. Here's what I have learned:
1, Camel's are actually still found in in the Americas. Remember that old show Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius? Remember the fat little guy named Carl? Well he is obsessed with the cousin of the camel: The llama! So the next time you think camels are only in Africa and Australia, just think of those fluffy, green lugia spitting creatures found in Western North America and South America. 2, The camel only gives one offspring. However, (WARNING: The following statement may sound too creepy for young children and may cause them to stay awake at night.) there have been some reports of CONJURNED, or however you spell it, camels! A.K.A, two headed camels. It was bad enough knowing about two headed snakes. Unfortunately, 2 headed animals never live to adulthood so the 2 headed camel probably died at a few months old. 3, did you know camels are used in the army?! Even U.S soldiers use them! Talk about riding to victory in style. And 4, camels are one of the most populous animals on Earth between the wild camels of Africa, the domesticated camels of Africa, the wild camels of Australia, and the domesticated animals of Australia, theres about FIFTEEN MILLION camels out there! I doubt we'll have to worry about them going extinct any time soon, which is a good thing. Camels are one of the only abundant food sources those poor (Poor as in I feel sorry for them) people over in Africa have to eat!

Well, that's my report on camels. I got the info from (Best website EVER! That and youtube and wild-facts) and the photo from (Google's pretty cool too). The End.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

The Horseshoe Crab

Today I'm going to tell you about the Horseshoe Crab.

First I'm going to tell you about my experience. Last week me and my family went to Shired Island to go visit my Aunt and Uncle on their one week vacation. While walking down the beach we happened to see a LIVE horseshoe crab, minus its tail. Poor thing. It had been dragged up by the water and the buzzards where flying all over him. So my Uncle picked it up by the shell and took it down to the water, with Roxie trolling behind. We kept walking down the beach till we saw another horseshoe crab, but this one was dead -_-. So we took it home so I could keep the shell, and left it outside for the bugs to eat the few guts still inside. While walking back up the beach we saw the same horseshoe crab. It had looked like he had moved quite a bit, but instead the tide had just gone down! Poor guy, he can't win. So Uncle George moved him yet again then we headed back to camp. What happened to him afterwards, we will probably never know. Then the next day I go outside and I find my crab shell ripped to pieces!!! You remember our pesky neighborhood cats? Ya, well, they dragged it out into the street and then it was either ripped to pieces by them or run over by a car. Either way it made me pretty upset.

Now I'm going to tell you about the Horseshoe Crab itself. They grow up to 60 inches and live off the coasts of America, Asia, Indonesia, and Egypt. they mainly feed on worms and small crustaceans. Horseshoe crabs aren't actually crabs at all, they're actually more related to spiders. Hear that mom? No matter where you go, land or sea, you will never escape spiders.

That's my report on the Horseshoe Crab. I got the info from The End.