Saturday, April 30, 2011
Found more bunnies in the back of my place today. A hole full of babies this time. It is starting to be Watership Downs out there. I let them be in peace. "Rabbits and hares were formerly classified in the order Rodentia (rodent) until 1912, when they were moved into a new order Lagomorpha." - Wikipeadia "Which mammals belong to an order that gets its name from the Latin verb "to gnaw"?
Your answer: rodents
The order Rodentia, which includes hamsters, gerbils, and squirrels, is the largest mammalian order by far. The source of the name "Rodentia" is the Latin verb "rodere" (to gnaw), a reference to the order's chewing habits. Rodents' incisor teeth continue to grow throughout life and they must gnaw to wear them down. " - Online Trivia