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GLASSES  7' Magic glasses see through the eyes of animals

Michaela found a small box containing a pair of sunglasses and a
television remote control. She put on the glasses.

"That's odd," Michaela said to herself, "I can't even see
through the lenses. It's dark."

So, she took off the glasses and pushed several buttons on the
remote control. Nothing.

"Let's try both at once." Michaela said to herself. So, she put
the glasses back on, picked up the remote and pushed a button.

Immediately a television picture appeared on the lenses.

Michaela observed, "It looks like what you'd see when you ride
in a helicopter. I'm looking down at a big lake and lots of pine
trees. Oh, wow! Now I'm diving down toward the lake.... real
fast. Now as I get close to the water I'm skimming along just
inches above the water. A pair of bird feet just came up from
the bottom of the picture and grabbed a fish from the lake. But
these bird feet had a really long sharp claw on the end of each
toe. These claws are called talons.

(see if you can guess whose eyes Michaela is looking through)

Answer: bald eagle.

Vision: It's dark. The only light is from a small hole over
head. As I get used to the darkness, I see that I'm in a tunnel,
with a dirt wall, I see the roots of plants dangling down from
above and some of the roots have been bitten off. I see only two
teeth marks in the bitten roots. The animal has only two teeth
and eats roots. Then I see two furry paws with four long, sharp
claws digging the dirt.

Answer: gopher.

Vision: It's dark. The only light is from a small hole over
head. As I get used to the darkness, I see that I'm in a tunnel.
It's a dirt wall, but the grains of sand look like the size of
watermelons. So, this must be a much smaller animal than last
time. I can't see any paws doing the digging. But right under my
eyes I can see what look like robot arms, that can lift and
carry really big grains of sand. These must be the mouth parts
of this animal. Occasionally, I can see what looks like a car
radio antenna feeling it's way along the dark tunnel.

Answer: ant.

Vision: It's dark. The only light is from the walls around me,
there's a dim red glow. As I get used to the darkness, I see
that I'm in a tunnel. The walls are smooth and light except for
what look like huge dark seeds. The animal must be smaller than
a seed. The animal's mouth is doing the digging. The tunnel
walls are smooth and wet. And the digging doesn't leave any
rubble. The animal must be eating what it's digging. But the
digging stops when the animal tries to dig a tough red skin.
This skin is where the red glow comes from. If it wasn't for
this red skin the tunnel would be white.

Answer: worm (caterpillar) burrowing through an apple.

Vision: It's dark. The only light is from a small hole behind
me. As I get used to the darkness, I see that I'm in a tunnel.
But the tunnel walls are not made of dirt. They're smooth and
light. But the layers on the walls are different colors.  Once
again, I can't see any paws digging. It looks like this animal
is digging with its mouth. But I don't see any mouth parts. The
walls of the tunnel are smooth and dry. I think the walls of the
tunnel are made of wood. That means the animal is eating wood.

Answer: termite.

Vision: It's dark. The only light is from the stars. I see the
branches of a tree. But soon the animal climbs down the tree
like a monkey. The hands have long black fingers, but I don't
see a thumb. Ahead is a bush with berries dangling down, the
hand picks a few berries, then dips the berries into the water
before putting them into the mouth. Then I see a large insect
walking nearby. The animal grabs it and eats it too. At the edge
of the puddle I see the animal's reflection. The animal looks
like a dog wearing a mask.

Answer: raccoon.

Vision: It's dark. The only light is from the stars. The image
is upside down as if the animal is dangling upside down. I see
leaves and tree branches all around. So, the animal must be
hanging from a branch by its tail. The animal is now climbing
down the tree. At the edge of the puddle I see the animal's
reflection in the water. It looks like a very big rat.

Answer: opossum.

Vision: It's dark. The only light is from a hole far away.
Again, the image is upside-down. There are rocks all around. So,
the animal must be hanging upside down in a cave. After a while
the light outside of the cave dims, and the animal flies out of
the cave into the starry sky. There's no moon. But the animal
must be able to somehow see in the dark because it seems to be
avoiding trees and rocks while flying in all directions at high
speed. Suddenly, the animal flies right into the path of an
insect. It appears to catch and chew on this insect.

Answer: bat.

Vision: The sun is very bright. All I can see around me is sand
and clear blue sky. I seem to be gliding just a few inches above
the sand as if I'm floating smoothly. Suddenly, I notice what
the animal is moving toward. It's a rat. But instead of going
directly after it, the animal circles around behind it. And when
I look back at the tracks in the sand, I don't see any paw
tracks. Instead I see a row of long diagonal strips. As the
animal bites and holds the rat, the tail wraps around the rat.
The end of the tail looks like a lot of small bones that have
been glued together.

Answer: rattle snake.

Vision: The sun is not very bright. All I can see around me is
sand and clear green sky. The sun hits the sand in swirls. I
seem to be gliding just a few inches over the sand as if I'm
flying, but I'm gliding slowly and smoothly. But why is the sky
green instead of blue? Where am I? Suddenly, I notice what I am
moving toward. It's a crab. I must be... underwater. When the
animal sneaks up on the crab, it grabs it with a long, black,
pointed thing with suction cups and pulls the crab to the mouth
down below.

Answer: octopus.

Vision: It's dark. As my eyes get used to the darkness, suddenly
the leaves and branches around me light up. Just as suddenly
it's dark again. Then, it happens again, and again. I notice
that the leaves and twigs nearest to me are the brightest when
the light goes on. That means the light is coming from the
animal himself. His belly seems to light up.

Answer: firefly.

Vision: I'm flying over the sand at high speed. But the sand is
green. The animal must be under water. Suddenly, the animal
flies out of the water and glides over the waves for several
feet before it dives back into the water. Suddenly, the animal
stops and appears to be standing on it's tail two or three feet
out of the water and turn in all directions before it swims off
toward a sea gull at high speed. But the animal is not after the
sea gull. It swims after a school of fish that the sea gull is
feeding on.

Answer: dolphin.

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