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Vocabulary Words

  • Emaciated – abnormally thin or weak.
  • Lemming – a small short tailed rodent related to voles.
  • Diurnal – of or during the day.
  • Rodenticide – a poison used to kill rodents.

Fun Facts

  • When the Lemming population is low, the snowy owls will leave to find more food.
  • Female snowy owls have more stripes than males. These stripes fade over time. (this was mistakenly reversed in the video!)
  • Snowy Owls swallow prey whole.
  • The feet of Snowy Owls are covered with feathers.
  • Their wingspan is 4-5 feet wide.
  • Snowy Owls live in the tundra.
  • An adult Snowy Owl can eat 3-5 lemmings per day.
  • Snowy Owls can live up to 9 or 10 years.
Snowy Owl Sighting at Hammonasset Beach State Park on January 4, 2014

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