Amy Brannan

Amy grew up in England and in the early 1990's moved to North Carolina where she completed a bachelors degree in Psychology in 2001. Amy's personal interest in writing was sparked by her love of reading fiction and her creative writing hobby. Amy is currently self employed as a freelance writer and web designer. When she is not working Amy can be found curled up with a good book and her black Labrador, Jet.

Non-Poisonous Snakes

Green mamba snake

When it comes to the many varied species of creatures on the face of our planet perhaps one of the most feared is the snake. For many, the very mention of a slithering serpent is enough to send them running; however, of the many varied species of snake that exist worldwide there are far more non poisonous varieties than there are poisonous. In this article we will cover a number of non poisonous snakes and hopefully change your mind about fearing all snakes if you are one of those ophidiophobics out there. Read on to find out why all snakes were not created equal…

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Get to Know The Western Lowland Gorilla

Western lowland gorilla

The Western lowland gorilla is one of the most recognized wild animals around the world; this incredible subspecies is native to Africa; however they can be found worldwide in zoo exhibits. It is known for being an incredibly intelligent creature with an incredible amount of power packed into its solid body. As a result of various factors impressing upon their homelands they are considered critically endangered.

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Facts about The Red Wolf

Red wolf in field

The red wolf, also known by its scientific name Canis lupus rufus, is native to North America. While the red wolf was once rather populous throughout the United States ranging from Texas to Florida and up to New York, this incredible creature is now nowhere to be found in the wild. There are many reasons for the extinction of the red wolf in its natural habitat but this hardy creature has shown its resilience through captive breeding programs and reintroduction to the wild…

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Facts About The Red Fox

Red fox in the snow

The red fox, known by the scientific name “vulpes vulpes” is most widely recognized by its blazing red coat and its bushy tail. The red fox has managed throughout its existence to reach across a large portion of the northern hemisphere and were even introduced in to Australia as a means of introducing fox-hunting by the British. While a wide variety of subspecies of red foxes exist most individuals are unable to identify any distinguishing features in various subspecies and instead recognize the animal by the single color deep red coat and the average canine shape. There is; however, quite a difference between all of the subspecies of red fox aside from just where they live…

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The March 2011 Earthquake in Japan

Japan earthquake aftermath

On March 11th, 2011 the East Coast of Honshu Japan was rocked by an earthquake that measured in at a magnitude of 9.0. This Earth shattering quake was just the beginning of things to come for Japan as a series of tragic events would soon begin to unfold as a result of the initial quake. As Japanese citizens struggled to overcome the damage that the incredible quake caused there was little time for rescue efforts to unfold as a tsunami, spawned by the giant earthquake rolled across the shorelines bringing with it waves of immense proportions. As the tsunami swallowed up the East Coast of Japan, leaving in its wake nothing but death and destruction, those who were fortunate enough to make it out alive held on for dear life as Japan launched rescue efforts. The overall devastation caused by the combination of the record breaking quake and the following tsunami would be enough to cause any number of people to turn tail and run; however, the Japanese have done no such thing and they continue to diligently work towards saving their country from any further devastation.

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Herbs for Anxiety

Passionflower blooming

Pharmaceutical drugs are popular remedies for anxiety because they hone in on the brain’s receptors that cause you to suffer the symptoms of anxiety. Pharmaceutical drugs literally change your brain’s chemistry. Pharmaceutical drugs are both powerful and effective. The problem, however, is that such synthetic drugs also have negative side effects…

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Facts About Orangutans

Bornean orangutan

Orangutans are known by many from their brightly colored hair; however, this incredible ape has many more amazing qualities aside from that distinctive hair color. The orangutan is the only exclusively Asian great ape genus and is also one of the most intelligent primates alive today. While many dismiss this fluffy looking critter as being of lesser intelligence than the better known chimpanzee or gorilla, the orangutan shares a great many features with these better known apes as well as with human beings. The orangutan certainly has aspects that separate it from other great apes but the similarities that it shares with both humans and other great apes make it one species that the planet should be concerned over losing. It is not that one species deserves life more so than another; however, the amount of information that research scientists could learn from studying these human like great apes is of particular value to the human race.

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Why Harvester Ants Are in Danger of Surviving

Harvester ants

In the world of harvester ants there are some twenty-six different species; however, the two most commonly known species of harvester ants are the Western harvester ant (commonly referred to as the red harvester ant) and the Texas harvester ant. Of these two species the red harvester ant is the most well-known species…

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17 Hybrid Cars Myths You May be Misled By

Car mirror

New technology is prone to being a source of confusion simply because few people know all the facts, understand the technology, and get caught up in exaggerated stories generated by peoples’ natural impulsive tendency to allow fantasies to fill in the blanks. Following are four common myths surrounding hybrid cars. We’ll see which ones are fact, and which ones are fiction…

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All About Monitor Lizards

Monitor Lizard (caption: Monitor Lizards)

Curious to learn more about monitor lizards? Earth’s Friends is pleased to be your go-to resource for monitor lizards. If you are curious about caring, grooming, or feeding you lizard, we have everything you ever wanted to know and all your questions answered below. Read on to learn more about these quiet creatures including monitor lizard facts…

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