Tuesday, September 28th, 2010
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Coyotes And Badgers, Working Together To Kill Squirrels


It was good to learn in today's Science Times that coyotes, which are basically taking over our country, eat lots of Canadian goose eggs. So maybe that will cut down on airplane crashes. But the best part of the article was bit about how coyotes and badgers hunt ground squirrels together out west. Here's a video that explains it some, too. (Don't make fun of that park ranger's performance, either. It's notoriously difficult to act with animals, even when they're stuffed, or just green-screened in next to your face. And she's probably a very good person.)

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BadUncle (#153)

More people should be like Ranger Lori. The world would be a happier place. But I'd probably need more coffee.

Kevin Patterson (#5,933)

Good thing I've never been to the Grand Canyon…Oops, your ranger just fell down the large hole.

MattP (#475)

She looks like a younger, woodsier Heather Locklear.

I'm not generally one of those fastidious busybodies (I don't hesitate to frequently split infinitives), but I never allow a particular error to go uncorrected: I think you have mistakenly referred to Canada Geese as Canadian geese. Canadian geese would be from Canada, whereas Canada Geese range all over North America. Presumably the Chicago-area coyotes referred to in the Science Times aren't making long pilgrimages for waterfowl eggs, so we may assume the eggs in question are not Canadian, but the eggs of Canada Geese.

We need to get cockroaches and rats to work together to kill bedbugs.

MythReindeer (#5,553)

Make fun of her? She's ADORABLE.

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