Wednesday, October 9, 2013

What is this animal? 2

The Babirusa
This post is the second of a series of posts about different animals to educate those who want to know more about unique types of animals. After I get five or so guesses (via blog comments) about the animal's name, I will post the animal's name and a few facts about the animal.
 You cannot use any search engines to find the animal's name.

 This animal is a member of the pig family that lives in some of the  Indonesian islands.

It is normal for this animal to have four tusks

4 Wheeler

Recently we got a new addition on the farm but this time it wasn't an animal it was an ATV. It was a Kawasaki '96 Bayou to be exact. We got this ATV from some friends who didn't want it anymore. I have always been interested in fixing old vehicles so this project was great for a beginner like me. The friends that we got it from said that it hadn't ran in three years. So we loaded  the ATV up and went to Auto Zone. Luckily, a man that we knew from church worked there and was able to get us fixed up with everything we needed. Before we went home we stopped at a car wash and hosed the ATV down to get all the dirt and spider webs off.

The first thing we did with the ATV besides unloading it and taking the rack and plastic cover off was drain the gas. Then we changed the oil and put a new battery in. After that, we put in a new spark plug, air filter and oil filter. Then we put everything back together and drove around for a test drive. Sadly in the middle of the test drive gas started leaking but we were able to fix it by tightening the gas hose. Beside this incident, all other rides went fine. One of my favorite things about our property is the creeks that run through it. On the smallest creek there is a bridge that is made out of a flatbed trailer. The soil around it is beginning to erode so it was a very interesting experience driving over it. 

What Is This Animal Answer

In one of my recent posts I had a "Mystery Animal" which I will be telling about in today's post.
                                             The name is at the bottom of the post.

The Dhole
"Mystery Animal"
This animal is a canid (this means it is a mammal in the dog family) who lives in India, Vietnam and several other southeastern Asian countries.

 They are very sociable animals who live in packs of around 5 to 12 members but they will sometimes hunt and play with members from other packs.

 These animals eat types of deer, wild boar, gaur, fruit, vegetables, water buffalo, and rabbits. After an animal is caught, they always let the pups eat before they do. This animal is know to take down a tiger, bear or other large animal of the such; but the normally stay away from humans.

 The Mystery Animal uses an eerie whistle to communicate with each other. They also use a variety of other noises, including clucks and high-pitched screams that are not found anywhere else in the canid families.

 These animal are on the endangered species list due to diseases that they get from domesticate dogs and form being hunted.

                                           The Mystery Animal is a Dhole.

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Model A

Today we went to Ben Wheeler for their Model A Day. (My camera batteries were low/dead so I had to take the photos in a hurry so I apologize in advance for the poor quality of the photos.) When we first arrived it was raining but their were about forty Model A's present. After we parked the car, we went and looked at some of the cars. My favorites were the Model A trucks and the Model that I'm standing next to on  the right. Then, Mom wanted to hear some of the country music that was being played on the Pickin' Porch
While we were sitting down on one of the picnic tables, a lady approached us asking if we would like to buy a raffle ticket for a 50/50 raffle that supported the local Model A club. Mom being the generous mother that she is bought a few tickets. Then the music stopped, and a man gave out awards for the best Model A's. After that, a girl drew out the winning ticket; which was one of the ones that mom had purchased. Mom walked away from the Model A Day 120 dollars richer. The next place we went was the Ben Wheeler Children's Library which we volunteer at. This library isn't your normal library every time you visit you can pick out 5 free books to take home and keep. This time we went not to volunteer but to get some books.