Dear Ranger Rick
Last March, we did a story about animals with weird noses. We asked what kinds of animal noses you readers would like to have. Here are just some of the many noses you chose.
“The elephant seal uses its nose to fight off intruders by making really loud sounds. I would love to be able to do that!” Lindsay Relihan, Virginia
“We would choose the mandrill nose. The colors seem to be painted on. The colors also demand respect. We think it would be so fun to stand out!” Diana and Colt North, Texas
“If I had a pointy nose like the vine snake, I could dip it in ink and use it to do my homework. That way, I could save money by not buying pens.” Kaitlin Hady, New York
“I’d choose an elephant nose, because I could make my bed and feed my hermit crabs at the same time.” Elise High, North Carolina
“In soccer, there are no rules about not using your nose. So if I had an elephant’s trunk, I could keep the ball up high so nobody could get it, and it would be easier to score.” Brittany Scheers, Texas
“I like the nose on the star-nosed mole. It looks like two sea stars pushed together.”
Leslie Rawson, Alaska
On pages 14 to 17, you can read about some animal helpers. Some doctors think that many people feel better when they’re with a dog, cat, or other pet. Is this true for you? How has your pet helped you? Tell us at: Ranger Rick, Dept. PT; 8925 Leesburg Pike; Vienna, VA 22184.
We really enjoy reading your letters. Too bad there’s not room to print them all!
Answers to games, pages 26-27. Holiday Song: “Jungle Bells” Who Broke the Reindeer: The girl in back with the red dress. A December Day: The numbers should be in this order across the rows: 3, 6, 10, 7, 5, 8, 9, 11, 2, 1, 4
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