Weekly Wrap-up: December 8 - December 14, 2017
Our best stories from around the web and social media each week.
Badgers don’t hibernate, but winter sightings are uncommon. When temperatures drop, badgers spend most of their time resting in burrows - sometimes for more than 24 hours at a time! pic.twitter.com/cyK8wLVsyU— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) December 11, 2017
Did you know that opossums don’t hibernate? In the winter, it’s more common to see them during the day, taking advantage of warmer temperatures! https://t.co/20Px7yV4xH— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) December 14, 2017
Purple cat's paw
Nine lives? The purple cat's paw was thought to be extinct when a small population was found in #Ohio. See how this rare mussel is getting a new lease on life: https://t.co/JsF8Q4XiTR pic.twitter.com/Qa2naQ6PlW— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) December 11, 2017
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Do you have a winter retreat? Striped skunks do! After fattening up in the fall, skunks head off to their winter burrow where they’ll spend most of the colder months resting. pic.twitter.com/C1sQdq9L2f— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) December 14, 2017