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Fisher cats -- in the weasel family, but larger, at up to 13 pounds -- are becoming a nuisance in some urban areas.  They are great climbers and slip easily into tunnels, so find plenty of small animal prey in urban settings. Photo credit: Flickr user Property#1 via a Creative Commons 2.0 license.
Nilgai. Photo: Asim Patel under a Creative Commons license.
View from Inspiration Point, Anacapa Island, Channel islands National park, California. Photo credit: Flickr user J. Stephen Conn, via Creative Commons license.
Spotted bat, Euderma maculatum. Photo by Paul Cryan/USGS.
Peacock spider. Photo: Flickr user Jurgen Otto under a Creative Commons license.
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Climate change is increasing the number of calving icebergs on the Antarctic coast. Diverse habitats on the once protected seabed are being scoured and replaced with a small number of species. Photo credit: Peter Pawlowski through a Creative Commons License on Flickr.
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Australian Tree Fern growing on a cliff in Hawaii.
An alligator in trouble. Photo; © Paul Queneau, pqphoto.net
Hydras regenerate many new bodies from just a few cells -- even after being ground to bits. Think Phantasia...or Terminator. Live Green Hydra, photographed by Marc Perkins, shared through a Creative Commons license on Flickr.
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A greater yellowlegs at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Photo: © Dave Spier
Plains spadefoot (Spea bombifrons). Photo by Flickr user Andy Teucher through a Creative Commons license.
Sabal palm seeds collected from coyote scat are cleaned at the preserve. Photo: Max Pons/TNC

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