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Hopping through the Sonoran Desert
"Flopsy the cottontail bunny is lost in the Sonoran Desert of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. Can you help her navigate the flora, fauna and features of the Sonoran Desert as she makes her way home? "
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Flopsy's home is under an oil-secreting bush that gives the Sonoran Desert its musky scent -- particularly after a rain shower. Under which Sonoran Desert plant has Flopsy made her burrow?
Flopsy starts her journey near the Mexican border where she encounters the largest cat in the western hemisphere. Oh no, Flopsy -- hide! What rare, spotted resident of the Sonoran Desert has Flopsy met?
Flopsy hides among some boulders at the bottom of a sloping mountain. Oh no, Flopsy - that's not a good idea! It's starting to rain! What is the name for a convergence of alluvial fans in the Sonoran Desert where debris from the mountain congregates?
Flopsy next encounters a medium-sized gray canine whose range extends over most of the continental United States and Mexico. Oh no, Flopsy -- hop away! That's not a friendly puppy! What Sonoran Desert denizen with a taste for raw bunny is after Flopsy?
Luckily, Flopsy hides among some rocks in the bottom of a dry river bed. But what is that loud roar? Oh no, Flopsy -- get out! That's flowing water! What desert phenomenon is occurring?
Flopsy hops out of the river bed just in time, and she heads for cover under a cactus. Oh no, Flopsy -- don't hide there! That cactus will attack you! Which cactus is known as the jumping cactus?
Flopsy avoids the cactus but nearly runs into a snake. She tries to hop around it, but it moves toward her sideways. Oh no, Flopsy -- hop past it! What type of Sonoran venomous snake is known for slithering sideways?
Flopsy takes a giant leap and rolls down into a terraced pit. Oh no, Flopsy - get out of there! That's a strip mine! What metal is mainly extracted from open pit mines in the Sonoran Desert?
Flopsy climbs out of the mine and notices that the distant sky is brown, and it's getting closer. Oh no, Flopsy -- take cover! That's a dust storm! What is the name for a massive wall of moving dust in the Sonoran Desert?
Flopsy gets blown around by the storm and lands by a desert stream. It all looks very familiar -- the trees, the reeds, the frogs -- and not far off is her burrow -- she has made it home! Near what type of desert environment does Flopsy live?
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Compiled Jun 28 12