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ii ,Q i : ~ . i i Friday, July 31, 2(i! 5..- ,'\'ews - Page 5 Animals with usual super powers invade local library 11 :S 11 1- d r- 7 Y O S ;r Le d [-_ h d ,e 't )r Y ;r Le ;i THE NEWS PHOTO/ROBYN WHEELER Morgan Cox, 8, of Dallas, is all smiles while briefly holding Slinky, a ferret, during The Creature Teacher show at the C.W. Murchison Library July 23. A ferret's super poweris its vile and stinky odor which can be detected up to a half- mile away and may cause temporary blindness in humans if it comes into contact with a person's eyes. THE NEWS PHOTO/ROBYN WHEELER Jax was the star of the show with the ability to hop 6 feet high and 40 miles per hour. Henry says the marsupial sleeps at night in the bag or "-pouch" while hanging from her bedroom door knob. Red kangaroos can grow up to seven feet tall. COURTESY PHOTO The News staff writer and former Creature Teacher owner Robyn Wheeler holds Jax, a 7-month-old red kanga- roo, at the library July 23. Scooter, the African sulcata tortoise,weig hs rnor than 50 pounds but the reptile's super powers include carrying its house on its back and digging deep holes. Scooter went missing in 2009 after digging out of its enclosure in Payne Springs. The slow animal was found in a neighbor's yard about a week later. Petting scooter (from left) is Shianne Hicks, 7, Lawrence George Jr., 5, and Gaila George, 2, all of Athens. ~{v#~* ,,:,~.=:,,.,,.,,,,: ................ ........................................................................ THE NEWS PHOTOIROBYN WH EELER The Creature Teacher Belinda Henry or Miss B (right) helps Austin (from left), David and Marie hold Jungle Jack, a jungle carpet python, whose super powers is strength. Snakes have many large muscles to help them constrict and eat their prey. THE NEWS PHOTO/ ROBYN WHEEER Library summer read- ing program patron Kalani holds Pickles, the African bullfrog whose super power his ability to swallow a whole mouse in one gulp. An African bull- frog uses the back or inside of its eyes to put pressure on its prey when eating.