What is Street Creatures? This is the game I run on Twitter every Friday. I’ve
collected all the past quizzes here in one place so you can either relive them, or play
them for the first time.
How does it work? Provided are four, seemingly unrelated clues, that are all
connected by a wild organism that can be found in a city. Look at the four clues,
do some research, and when you think you’ve figured it out, click on ‘Answer’
to reveal what connects the clues, and how they are connected.
Loon is thought to come from lummox from Old English ‘lumme’ or Scandinavian ‘lum’, both of which mean clumsy and perfectly describe the loon on land due to its legs set far back on its body.
The Canadian dollar coin has a loon on the backside and is commonly referred to as a ‘loonie’.
The loon was adopted as the official state bird of Minnesota in 1961 where 12,000 birds spend the summer, the most of any state aside from Alaska.
Perhaps the most iconic thing about loons are their calls. The wail is synonymous with misty northern lakes, but the yodel is the male’s territorial call and is unique to each male.