The Hound and the Wild Bitch

He bought the young Plott and named her Crockett, and he trained to hunt rac oons and gray foxes in the overgrown coverts that stretched out behind his house. He was a school administrator by trade, but the demands of … Continue reading

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Why did mankind not domesticate the African wild dog?

Man originated in Africa. The whole lineage of apes from which we and all the other human species descended was in Africa, a sister lineage to the apes that gave us the chimpanzee and the bonobo. But man’s first domestic … Continue reading

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Spy in the wild with social carnivorans

The little AWD puppy robot is so cute! Natural History

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NatGeo Wild, Here I Come! (For real!)

Yay, big news I finally get to announce- I’m a Season 3 Expert on Nat Geo’s Animals Gone Wild! I shot the episodes over several days at the end of last year, giving commentary on a bunch of wild animal … Continue reading

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Some not so wild wild ducks

Just lounging on some green space in the city: You can tell that the wild mallard hens are very different from hen Rouens. They are much smaller, for starters, and they are a lighter tan in color. Compare: Canis lupus … Continue reading

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Way Back in the Gardenia Rows by Kay Wheeler Moore [Book Review and First Wild Card Tour]

Way Back in the Gardenia Rows by Kay Wheeler Moore My rating: 4 of 5 stars When I first started reading, “Way Back in the Gardenia Rows” by Kay Wheeler Moore, what really struck me about the book was how … Continue reading

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