Can You Identify All of These Nocturnal Animals From a Photo?
by Amanda Monell
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When you were a child, did you sleep with one eye open after seeing a scary movie or cartoon, or after reading a scary book?  If so, you probably have a vivid imagination; however, you should know you weren't alone. When you weren't frightened of that, perhaps you made sure your nightlight on and your covers were concealing you from head to toe, even in the summer: there were monsters under the bed or in your closet, lurking and waiting to gobble you up!  But thankfully, "Where the Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak was brought to your attention, because those monsters suddenly became your friends. And if you weren't old enough to read the book (or have the book read to you), there was a movie released in 2009 featuring all the same themes. 

Just like those monsters, nocturnal animals have been demonized in literature for centuries. Remember Little Red Riding Hood?   Because she was so sweet and trusting, she ended up being gobbled up by the Big Bad Wolf. To top things off, this wolf must have had a HUGE appetite: he feasted on the Three Little Pigs before hitting grandmother's house for his dinner. Just like Maurice Sendak, Jon Scieszka attempted to remove the terror of the Big Bad Wolf with his book "The True Story of the Three Little Pigs!," which was met with rave reviews.

Wolves typically live in packs, and almost all attacks on humans happen because they are provoked or because they are fighting for their lives.  Kinda makes you sympathize with this demonized creature, doesn't it?  

Perhaps the things that go bump in the night deserve a second look as well.  So strap on your night vision goggles and tackle this quiz... if you dare!



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