STREET CREATURES QUIZ

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.

Follow me on Twitter to play #StreetCreatures live every Friday at 9am PST.

Quiz #50 Clues

Massachusetts
Pheromones
Rough-skinned Newt
Ovoviviparous

Answer (Don't click until you've solved it)

Garter Snake (Thamnophis)

Massachusetts:

The official state reptile of the state of Massachusetts is the common garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis).

Pheromones:

Garter snakes have taken pheromone use to the extreme with males and females having their own scents. BUT some males have both pheromones tricking other males to try and mate, thus stealing their body heat in kleptothermy.

Rough-skinned Newt:

These newts and garter snakes are locked in an evolutionary arms race. The newts produce toxins, enough in one adult to kill 17 humans. West coast snakes are resistant leading newts to increase their toxicity.

Learn more.

Ovoviviparous:

Garter snakes produce eggs, but keep them in their bodies where they hatch and only then do the mothers give live birth to, as @little_jems called it, ‘instant ramen’.

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