I present to you installment #7 from my blog thread describing what to call groups of animals … See how many you can guess. Answers listed at the bottom of the page. (I’m especially proud of No. 5 on this week’s list!)
- Their knot knotted in the mud.
- He heard the murmuration’s murmurs.
- Unblinking, the stare stared back.
- The dole didn’t look doleful.
- The earth’s earth was in the earth. ***
- Stuffy noses don’t suit a sute.
- Knot of toads 
- Murmuration of starlings
- Stare of owls 
- Dole of turtles 
- Earth of foxes; place the vixen (female fox) searches out to raise her kits; ground she finds the earth in. ***3 uses of the word!
- Sute of bloodhounds
NOTES:  In the last 30 years the toad population in England alone has plummeted 70%. www.telegraph.co.uk  Around one-third of owl species in the world are endangered or at risk. Owls reference page  “Of the 207 species of turtle and tortoise alive today, 129 of them are listed by IUCN as vulnerable, endangered, or critically endangered.” Tree Hugger ©Jadi Campbell 2017. All photos ©Uwe Hartmann or Jadi Campbell. To see more of Uwe’s animal photos and pics from our trips go to viewpics.de. Fun animal names from www.writers-free-reference.com, Mother Nature Network and www.reference.com.
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