Mothers of the Under-Appreciated

A re-post in honor of Mother’s Day. Our best to all Mothers on this their special day!

Oakmoss Education

With Mother’s Day fast approaching, what could be more appropriate than a piece on the matriarchs of the wild.  And since this special date is steeped in love, perhaps it’s time we pay heed to the moms of species who are in need of some positive PR. Enjoy and Happy Mother’s Day to all!

Striped Skunk: This mom is a fierce protector of her young. After weaning, as she teaches her youngsters how to find food and survive in the wild, she continues her vigilance and will strike a defensive poster at the least sign of threat to her babes. She’ll not think twice about executing her most effective weapon when it comes to the kids!

Turkey Vulture: This scavenger mother will defend chicks in the nest in a most effective way. Vultures will hiss and regurgitate their meal on the attacker. The smell of rotting flesh will drive off…

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