Animals and birds, even lower forms of life, appear significantly in the traditional and often colorful idioms of English which teach the wisdom of the folk. Are you wise enough to provide the correct expression - and, if necessary, the name of the creature involved in each of these cases.
Ashley, Leonard R. N.
"The Creatures of English Idioms,"
Word Ways: Vol. 37
, Article 23.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol37/iss3/23