By Elizabeth Haldane; Fleur Star
It is a attention-grabbing day within the lifestyles' examine the flora and fauna. The barren region is an grand position, filled with pleasure and beauty. Come face-to-face with really good creatures that fight and live on there on a daily basis. Slink in the course of the sand with the desolate tract computer screen lizard at sunrise, see the desolate tract from the eyes of a vulture at noon, learn the way ostriches beat the warmth in mid-afternoon and spot the fennic foxes scurry around the dunes at nightfall. This paintings helps nationwide technology Curriculum at Key level 1 and is perfect for early undertaking paintings. there is greater than simply sand within the wilderness!
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11:00 pm On the alert, the sand cat looks around carefully before leaving the safety of its burrow to hunt. It can travel as much as 5 miles (8 km) in a single night, searching for prey by walking and listening. When threatened, sand cats will crouch beside a small rock or tuft of grass. One of the pair pictured here is looking as fierce as it can. 40 Under the cat’s paw It’s snake for supper A sand cat will attack a poisonous snake. This one is about to whack a horned viper over the head with its paw.
One of the pair pictured here is looking as fierce as it can. 40 Under the cat’s paw It’s snake for supper A sand cat will attack a poisonous snake. This one is about to whack a horned viper over the head with its paw. It will then bite through the snake’s neck to kill it. Pounce, kill, play... 5:02 pm Crouching low, a sand cat waits beside a jerboa’s burrow. It may return to the burrow at night hoping to catch one of the occupants. 11:36 pm In the cool of the night a jerboa is out looking for food.
The hungry agama polishes off an evening meal of a small gecko. This is a large meal: it mostly feeds on insects such as ants and locusts. During the hot summer months, the dorcas gazelle continues to rest until nightfall. It scrapes the sand with its hooves to make a smooth bed. Resuming its journey across the open sand, the camel looks for grazing places. It will munch for several hours on any shrubs it may find. 7:00 pm Camels are often called ships of the desert because they are so well designed for life in a dry environment and can easily carry heavy loads.