J is for Jackal #atozchallenge

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A to Z April 2017  Challenge – Animals Birds & Insects Pantoum Poetry

Photo Credit Black-backed Jackal near Wolfsnes, Western Etosha, Namibia.

12 April 2017 – J is for Jackal

The jackal is a small omnivorous mammal of the genus Canis, which also includes the wolf and dog
Jackals are generally found in packs of ten to thirty jackal individuals, and they protect one another
There are four main species of jackal one of them being the golden jackal of south-central Eurasia
Black-backed jackal, side-striped jackal of sub-Saharan Africa, and the Ethiopian wolf-jackal.

Jackals are generally found in packs of ten to thirty jackal individuals and they protect one another
They are predators of small to medium-sized animals and have been known to eat poisonous snakes
Black-backed jackal, side-striped jackal of sub-Saharan Africa, and the Ethiopian wolf-jackal
Black-backed Jackal a lightly built jackal, considered to be the oldest living member of the genus Canis.

They are predators of small to medium-sized animals and have been known to eat poisonous snakes
Their large feet and fused leg bones give them a physique well-suited for long-distance running
Black-backed Jackal a lightly built jackal, considered to be the oldest living member of the genus Canis
They are capable of maintaining speeds of 16 km/h (9.9 mph) for extended periods of time.

Their large feet and fused leg bones give them a physique well-suited for long-distance running
The mating season takes place from late May to August, with a gestation period of 60 days.
They are capable of maintaining speeds of 16 km/h (9.9 mph) for extended periods of time.
Summer births are thought to be timed to coincide with population peaks of rats and grass mice.

The mating season takes place from late May to August, with a gestation period of 60 days.
Litters consist of 1-9 pups, born blind, for the first three weeks the pups are watch by their mother
Summer births are thought to be timed to coincide with population peaks of rats and grass mice
The father and the elders of the offspring provide food, they are weaned at 8–9 weeks

Litters consist of 1-9 pups, born blind, for the first three weeks the pups are watch by their mother
Sexual maturity is attained at 11 months, though few black-backed jackals reproduce in their first year
The father and the elders of the offspring provide food, they are weaned at 8–9 weeks
Average lifespan in the wild is seven years, though captive specimens can live twice as long.

Sexual maturity is attained at 11 months, though few black-backed jackals reproduce in their first year
There are four main species of jackal one of them being the golden jackal of south-central Eurasia
Average lifespan in the wild is seven years, though captive specimens can live twice as long.
The jackal is a small omnivorous mammal of the genus Canis, which also includes the wolf and dog.

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Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 40 – Season & Easter

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Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 40 – Season & Easter

Photo CreditNonconformist Protestant Christians prefer to use a simple Christian cross, rather than a crucifix, to emphasize the Resurrection.

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Simple Guidelines.

Take the words “season & easter” and write a tanka poem.

English tanka poetry consists of five units, usually with the following pattern of    5-7-5-7-7 which is syllables.

  1. You can use the picture above, your own or no picture at all.

Copy and paste the link of your finished tanka in the comments below, I will acknowledge them the following week, also share on social networks.

My tanka poem  – using the words “season & easter”.

easter season here
autumn spring its all the same
all around the world
christian or non-believer
easter bunny has arrived

Bloggers that entered “Weekly Tanka Challenge – Week 39 – “old & new”. Thank you.

Mick E Talbot

Erhynireh

Sarah

Sangbad

Marie

Vandana