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.
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
Their scientific name means 'water pig', and their bodies have been specially adapted for swimming - with webbed feet
and their eyes, ears and nostrils located on top of their heads.
They are equipped with webbed feet
and sharp claws.
So please return and give us a treat, Before we all wind up with webbed feet
ISteven Rees Blimey, here we go again, we will all have webbed feet
at this rate, apart from that this weather is killing my hairstyle.
It could be worse - you could have webbed feet
and ape-like body hair.
IF you're feeling out of shape after Christmas, spare a thought for humans in the future as they might develop extra fat and webbed feet