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Mudpuppy

Mudpuppy Type:   Amphibian Diet:   Carnivore Average life span in the wild:   11 years Size:   8 to 13 in (20 to 33 cm) Did you know?    Fishermen who hook mudpuppies will often cut their line rather than touch these extremely slimy amphibians, believing incorrectly that they are poisonous. Size relative to a tea cup: […]

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Praying Mantis

Praying Mantis Type:   Bug Diet:   Carnivore Average life span in the wild:   12 months Size:   0.5 to 6 in (1.2 to 15 cm) long Did you know? The Praying Mantis was the inspiration of a character in ‘A Bugs Life’! Size relative to a tea cup: Courtesy of National Geographic

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