Friday, 29 April 2011
Z is for Zoril
I'm ending this blogging marathon with an interesting little carnivore; a kind of cross between a weasel and a skunk, which may well be the reason most people haven't heard of it. I mean, it's not the kind of think you'd want to keep as a pet, is it, and while it may be edible, I doubt whether many have tried eating it.
It has (and I quote): "several means of avoiding predators - including the ability to emit foul-smelling secretions from its anal glands, playing dead and climbing trees. The animal is...... typically 60 centimeters long including a 20-centimeter tail. It lives for up to 13 years."
There. Don't let anyone tell you this blog isn't informative. I may even have introduced Scrabble-lovers to a useful new word (scoring 14 points, even if you don't land on any doubles or trebles).
And that's the end of my A to Z blogging challenge. Thanks to all visitors for their comments; they've made the whole exercise worthwhile and helped me keep going. I've enjoyed doing it, but am not sure that I'll do it again!