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What Animal Ate my Mango?

Or, Possums, Raccoons and the Hazards of Tropical Fruit Trees in Florida! We have a beautiful mango tree that so far has brought only one mango a year to fruition. This I pamper for several months, investing gallons of water … Continue reading

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Hyena Makes a Good Companion?

I met a zookeeper one time who told me an interesting story about a hyena. I have to admit I’ve always been a little repelled by these animals. I thought of themas being  grotesque scavengers, emitting that hideous laughing sound … Continue reading

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New Amphibians Discovered

Madagascar is at the top of my list of countries to  visit. This is because of the animal life, unique to this island country. All those amazing chameleons and lemurs – Wow! But now they’ve come across some new amphibians. … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Frozen Baby Mammoth

I read the most incredible article in this month’s National Geographic.  It was the story of the two reindeer herders who came across a baby mammoth carcass in Siberia back in the spring of 2007. What was unusual about this … Continue reading

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Hissing Cockroaches Make Oddball Pets

Most people have heard of the hissing cockroach. There area people who swear by them as calm, good-natured pets. I have my own opinions on cockroaches of the American persuasion, but I know little about these creatures from Madagascar. Except, … Continue reading

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A Very Old Octopus

There’s a very recent report of fossil Octopi having been discovered in rock! This is terribly rare, since the death of an Octopus normally results in complete disintegration of the boneless body. This is an exciting find for the paleontology … Continue reading

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Pet Chickens

I’ve heard a lot about pet chickens lately. I know quite a few veterinarians, some of whom treat poultry exclusively. Of course most of them are involved in farm animal care, but there is a growing culture of people raising … Continue reading

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The Rattlesnake on the Porch

My nephew lives in Arizona with his wife and 2 kids. They recently built a beautiful new house, but like so many rural areas of the country, there were animals who lived there first. One evening they returned home and … Continue reading

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Armadillo in the Bushes

My husband and I went for a walk in the Lake Kissimmee Park this weekend. I heard a rustling in the palmetto bushes and made the correct assumption that an armadillo was responsible. Of course I gloated when the little … Continue reading

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An Otter Comes to Town

Otters in the middle of a small city? Yesterday Ed and I were passing over a creek that runs under one of the local streets in town. “Hey, look at this!” a woman with her pet shih tzu motioned us … Continue reading

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