Bears having trouble getting to sleep this winter

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And the hedgehogs. Don't forget the hedgehogs, even though they are just roadkill nowadays. Nobody cares about the hedgehogs. They should. They are cute.
 
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I care, arildno. God save the hedgehogs!!!
 
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I LOVE hedgehogs!!!!
 
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I'm having a hard time sleeping too!
 
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What is sad is that with these warm and relatively snowless winters the past few years, snowshoe hares and weasels (whose coats turn white in winter) stick out like sore thumbs against the browns and greens. They would be better off staying brown. The downsides of being too easily spotted by your predators or prey can be serious. I suppose we'll see if these disadvantages will select for critters that change to white later in the year, or perhaps not at all.
 
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Snowshoe hares and bears are cute, too. Not sure about the weasels, though..
 
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Snowshoe hares and bears are cute, too. Not sure about the weasels, though..
Weasels are very cute and are quite inquisitive. Once, after hiking to the top of a mountain in northern Maine, my friends and I sat on a cairn to eat lunch, and a weasel kept popping its head out from the rock-pile. Pretty soon, he was coming within almost arm's reach to grab little bits of sandwiches that we tossed to him. Weasels are the smallest in the family of which my avatar is a member. Here, we also have minks, pine martens, and fishers - all quite attractive animals. Fishers are quite fast and talented and are the top predator of the porcupine. They will eat house-cats if the porcupine population is low. Nothing messes with a fisher (if only because we don't have wolverines in Maine).

Edit: Visit this site and THEN tell me that weasels are not adorably cute!
http://www.saskschools.ca/~gregory/animals/weasel.html
 
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Oh, that toungue is SO CUTE!!!! :!!)
Ga-ross !
 

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