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Pipistrellus pipistrellus

Sometimes it’s nice to imagine that you are a tiny, nocturnal mammal with wings for hands. Instead of relying on your eyes to see what’s around, you sense your surroundings by shouting at them over and over and listening for … Continue reading

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Naja naja

Pop quiz! Does the Spectacled cobra aka Indian cobra (Naja naja) move to the sound of a snake charmer’s pipe because it can hear the music? Najo ma’am! While it can’t hear the music, it can follow the movement of … Continue reading

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Anableps anableps

To celebrate somebody finishing her Master’s research on a little, local, live-bearing fish this week, we present to you a fascinating not-so-little, not-so-local, live-bearing fish, Anableps anableps, the Largescale Foureyes. First to get you in a relaxed state of mind, here’s … Continue reading

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Caretta caretta

  Caretta caretta, where you been so long?      It’s April and we’re gearing up for one of the many wonders of the world, loggerhead sea turtle nesting season. Loggerheads are the largest shelled sea turtle around with adults reaching … Continue reading

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Casuarius casuarius

“The inner or second of the three toes is fitted with a long, straight, murderous nail which can sever an arm or eviscerate an abdomen with ease. There are many records of natives being killed by this bird.”-Thomas E. Gilliard, … Continue reading

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Gulo gulo

Gulo gulo, the wolverine a.k.a. the glutton, skunk bear, or nasty cat is a gnarly looking beast. It lives in arctic and subarctic areas in North America, Europe, and Asia where there are vast expanses of snow and ice-covered wilderness. … Continue reading

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Tyrannus tyrannus

I love a black and white bird. I’ve said it time and again. Especially one with a little flash of bright orange feathers on the crown of its head that it keeps hidden most of the time. I also love … Continue reading

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