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Can animals evolve to be shape-shifters?

The Question: Hello, I can’t believe I’m even asking you this, but can an animal evolve shape-shifting abilities or is it completely fantasy? Submitted by: Alexander, England (click on photos and graphics to expand) The Short Answer: Interesting question, Alexander, and thinking about this question just a couple days after Halloween seems appropriate. My first […]

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Review of Tracks & Sign of Insects

It has been a while since I posted answers to questions, and I apologize for that. I’m hoping to get back into the swing of things over the next couple of weeks. And I thought I’d start with a quick review of a unique book, Tracks & Signs of Insects and Other Invertebrates, a Guide […]

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Who made mysterious rectangular tree holes?

The Question: I found these holes in a single tree, amidst dense forest. They were freshly made, with no sign of human footprints (there was snow), but no animal tracks either. They look very man-made, but could not have been. They appeared in a 24 hour period. Could you shed any light on them please? […]

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Lions meet a remote control car

This is the coolest!  Wildlife photographers put a camera on a remote control car and drove it into a pride of lions.  The lions broke the car — no surprise there — but the resulting pictures are very cool.  And for some reason watching the lions react to the car cracked me up. Share:

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Whatever You Do, Don’t Run

I just read Peter Allison’s book Whatever You Do, Don’t Run: True Tales of a Botswana Safari Guide, and greatly enjoyed it.  The stories of Allison’s days as an African safari guide are often funny, sometimes touching, and always interesting about the wildlife of southern Africa. It’s a fun, breezy read, and for people who […]

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