This website was designed and its content chosen and entered by an amateur naturalist
and wildlife photographer,
Dorothy E. Pugh. Unless otherwise specified, all photos were
taken and copyrighted by her. She gratefully acknowledges the
personal contributions of many others, which consist of taxonomy
information, photos of animals and animal behavior information. This site lists her
sources of information, both on relevant pages and on the Acknowledgements and References Page.
She takes full responsibility for any errors, including those of
interpretation of received information, and make no guarantees of
correctness of information. She invites all visitors to this
website to inform her of any presented facts needing correction; when
she make changes requested by authorities in relevant fields, she does
so according to her best understanding of what they wish.
She cannot take responsibility for making changes wished for but not
requested. Taxonomic classifications presented
are not meant to represent all known classifications, or to imply that all
possible classifications have been done. This website is in a constant process
of evolution and represents an ongoing learning process. Its content is
still expanding and its structure is undergoing changes. For
authoritative species identifications or pest control questions,
she'd rather that you consult your local
North Carolina Agricultural Extension agent (or the equivalent if you
live in another state)
or another relevant authority.
For problems with pets, please consult your local pet store. Anthropomorphic interpretations of animal behavior are made mostly about birds
and are meant strictly for the amusement of the site visitor. The previous statements apply to all pages on this website.
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me. This is why it's a good idea to use BCC in emails that you
are sending to a large number of people: it protects their email
addresses from abuse by spammers.