Harris’s Hawk, Milk Snake, and Opossum at Yankee Clipper

Did you know that the Harris’s Hawk live and hunt in groups?  They live in the desert in Arizona and New Mexico and they stack. One hawk will land on a cactus, then another will land on its back and so on until they stack 5 or 6 birds high. This gives them a better view for hunting. We saw the Harris’s Hawk during our Teen Summer Reading Program, Animals Under the Surface, at Yankee Clipper today. We also got to touch a milk snake that looks like coral snake, but is not poisonous. We saw a live opossum and found out that they only live about one year in the wild.  Funded by The Grand Rapids Pubic Library Foundation.

Akkadian gets ready to touch a milk snake.

Akkadian gets ready to touch a milk snake.

 

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