The Dung Beetle, What A Marvelous Creature.



It took me many hours of thinking back to my past to figure out who or what
I was going to make a tribute speech over. Then I thought back to my
childhood to what I enjoyed doing the most. I remember the great times I
had with my mother, and how she would always get me the package of candy I
would ask for when we went shopping. My mother would make a good tribute
speech I thought to myself, but then I thought of the few times I was out
in my grandfather's pasture, and how I would see a little bug rolling dung.
The Dung beetle, what a marvelous creature. Now, you may be wondering why I
have chosen this topic for a tribute speech, or maybe why I would even
consider talking about it at ...

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To realize why dung
beetles are so important, you must first know a few facts about them. Dung
beetles are named after their delight in rolling up dung. Dung beetles
utilize the dung of cows, horses, rabbits, deer, sheep, and many other
animals. How many of you think dung beetles actually eat manure? The
answer is yes. Dung beetles just love fresh dung. They shove the dung into
their mouths, squeeze it, and drink the juices that come streaming out! The
solid parts of the dung are squeezed for a second time in their jaws, and
then swallowed. If there are any eggs that flies might have laid inside the
dung, this squeezing action kills them. Now, before you say "Gross!" think
about this: There are millions of animals on this planet, and they all
produce waste. People take care of the problem through complicated
sanitation systems. But in nature, the waste from all the animals has to
decompose. Dung beetles help speed up the process. There are more than
20,000 different kinds of ...

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