Rat Smarts

Psychologists run laboratory rats through mazes and to test their learning abilities. But this example in the wild beats any laboratory experiment. Rats had nested in a rockery outside my kitchen door. Wanting to move them away to a more comfortable location in the forest, I set up one of those humane rat traps with […]

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Pete’s Pond

This is one of the most fascinating webcams I know. It is focused on Pete’s Pond (nothing to do with me) — a watering hole in Botswana. In recent days I’ve seen lions, elephants, monkeys, various deer, crocodile, umpteen species of bird, and more. You can access it at: http://www9.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/wildcamafrica/index.html Or open the following directly […]

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