Look at the Mustela vison of North America, which has webbed feet and which resembles an otter in its fur, short legs, and form of tail; during summer this animal dives for and preys on fish, but during the long winter it leaves the frozen waters, and preys like other polecats on mice and land animals.
What can be plainer than that the webbed feet of ducks and geese are formed for swimming?
Hence it will cause him no surprise that there should be geese and frigate-birds with webbed feet, either living on the dry land or most rarely alighting on the water; that there should be long-toed corncrakes living in meadows instead of in swamps; that there should be woodpeckers where not a tree grows; that there should be diving thrushes, and petrels with the habits of auks.
I admired this curious mammal, with its rounded head ornamented with short ears, its round eyes, and white whiskers like those of a cat, with webbed feet
and nails, and tufted tail.
About all I gleaned of them was that they were quite hideous, had wings, and webbed feet
; lived in cities built beneath the ground; could swim under water for great distances, and were very, very wise.
She had yellow legs, and webbed feet
, and was considered a great beauty on account of her waddle.
It was surprising to see how serenely he sailed off with unruffled breast when he came to the surface, doing all the work with his webbed feet
Onto the frog's back the scorpion went and they set off across the river with the frog paddling his webbed feet
wildly against the current.
By about 4.30, when the slides closed, we were more amphibian than human and starting to develop webbed feet
literally a pair of webbed feet
) but also worryingly strange!
The otters have partially webbed feet
for powerful movement in water and on land ?
Those with webbed feet
played longer than the other more sensible players and the end result was an equitable draw.