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Jail-breaking snakes

Well, maybe smart is an overstatement. But not dumb is a good way to think about it. Today on campus, someone found a young Corn Snake in a building. Because…well…snakes are snakes, campus police got called to remove it. They … Continue reading

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Not even in withdrawal

One of the popular anecdotes associated with drug-induced hallucinations is the feeling of being covered with bugs.  Now I admit that I’ve had my share of bug-covered experiences (related to field work, not drug use), but it isn’t something that … Continue reading

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More gratuitous learning to fly shots

So I couldn’t just leave it at the pictures. Here’s one way that these birds build up their flight muscles.

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Learning to fly

Ok, I’ll count this post as gratuitous bird stuff.  Part of it does stem from a question I get a lot: “how do birds learn to fly?”  Well, they learn by doing.  The most important piece of it, though, is … Continue reading

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Sibling rivalry update

One person posted a comment earlier (and I just got my own view) of the two chicks in the nest.  It’s official!  They’ve got 2 kids now.  

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Happy Mother’s Day

The first of the eggs has hatched! There’s a nice baby Peregrine Falcon tucked under the mama, now. http://www.carolinaraptorcenter.org Click on the FalCam link.

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To clean, or not to clean, that is the question!

That’s a line from MacBird, by Shakesparrow.   Sorry, I just couldn’t resist a morning pun. The cleaning question, however, is a real one.  I’ve had lots of people ask me about it in the past and there are certainly … Continue reading

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