Correcting some falsehoods about Missouri animals

“Don’t believe everything you hear,” a phrase usually used for stories about humans, can also be applied to some animal anecdotes.

To be clear – there are many animals that have truly amazing traits which make for remarkable aspects of their lives. 

However, thanks to centuries of tale-telling, some of these characteristics have been fabricated, others have been misunderstood, and a few have just been plain old made up.

What follows are a few falsehoods and some other not-exactly-true traits that have become linked to animals that are seen in Missouri all or at least part of the year.

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